Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Analyzing Story Elements in the book Bud, Not Buddy - Section 5: Closure


Scholars were allowed to build background knowledge through the Brainpop video on the Great Depression. Grade-appropriate complex literary text was used in gathering evidence to justify responses.  Thus, enabling scholars to build knowledge.  I was able to scaffold student learning from a rich group discussion to independent practice.  During the independent practice scholars were able to make connections between the text and themselves, other texts they have read, and the world around them.

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  Discourse and Questioning: Text Connections
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Analyzing Story Elements in the book Bud, Not Buddy

Unit 6: Bud, Not Buddy
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT construct a character sketch after analyzing story elements (plot, character, setting, point of view) while referring to textual evidence from chapters 1 - 8 in the book Bud, Not Buddy.

Big Idea: The students will use a graphic organizer to construct a character sketch in order to introduce the main character, Bud. They will provide textual evidence to support their description of Bud.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, character trait, Great Depression, Literature, Fictional Literature, historical fiction, plot, setting, point of view, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, BrainPop, text, character analysis, Graphic Organizer, character sketch
  60 minutes
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