Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “Bud, Not Buddy” by Christopher Paul Curtis
Informational texts and literature to accompany Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy
Set during the Depression, Bud, Not Buddy follows the adventures of Bud Caldwell. He is an orphan and has been moved from foster home to foster home for years. Finally, Bud decides to try for a happier and better life by running away from his Michigan home to the West, but his journey does not go exactly as planned. Along the way, Bud encounters many characters, some helpful, and some challenging, and through them, he learns more about who he is and finds a home for himself. Bud, Not Buddy won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000.
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Additional Reading Practice
Differentiated Applied Writing Lessons for Grades 4-12
- Family History: How do family history and traditions contribute to your identity?
- Family and Influence: How do our families help shape the people we become?
- Perseverance: How do we overcome challenges in our country, our communities, and our lives?
- The Great Depression: Which of the attempted solutions to the Great Depression was most effective?
Direct Instruction on Key Skills & Concepts