Common core aligned interactive reading comprehension activities inspired by the book Bud, Not Buddy.
Bud Caldwell’s Code
Students create a flip book in which they accurately quote three of Bud’s rules and explain why each rule is important. RL.1.1
Tag! You’re It!
Identify figurative language found in the book. RL.2.4
Who is Bud Caldwell?
Students make inferences about Bud’s personality and use information from the text to support their conclusions. RL.1.1
I know dictionaries are becoming obsolete, however I encourage my students to use one anyway to look up the definitions of unfamiliar words. L.3.4
Sweet & Sour
Students identify the protagonists and antagonists of the story and provide textual support for their inferences. RL.1.3, RL.1.1
Bud’s Life Lessons
Students use the topics on the foldable to identify the themes of the text. RL.1.2
Cause & Effect
Students identify cause and effect relationships in the text. RL.2.5
Bud’s Travel Journal
Students create a kind of scrapbook to identify all the characters Bud meets on his journey.
Literary Elements Flower
A quick activity that allows students to identify key story elements. RL.2.5
The Grand Rapids Gazette
This activity is a thinly veiled book review. It asks students to summarize the story, identify their favorite part, and whether they would recommend it to someone else. RL.1.2, RL.3.7