This novel study for Bud, Not Buddy includes chapter questions, before reading activities, main idea and details activities, context clue activities, inferencing activities, writing prompts, and a review card game. Questions are text dependent and written specifically for this novel.
There are ten pages of chapter questions, one for each two chapters of this novel, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Each page has eight questions including main idea and detail questions, context clue questions, and inferencing questions with space for students' answers. These can be used for interactive notebook pages or for chapter assessments of these important reading skills.
The two before reading activities include one about previewing the book and one about the Great Depression.
The three main idea and details activities include a character map for Bud, a setting activity, and a sequence of events activity.
The two context clues pages include questions about locating context clues, choosing among multiple meanings, choosing the best definition, and defining vocabulary words.
The four inferencing activities include:
An inference chart about quotes from the story
Inferring character traits
Making inferences from figurative language
There are three writing prompts - one narrative, one informational, and one opinion prompt.
This I Have . . . Who Has . . ? Game is a fun whole-class activity for reviewing the details of the story after reading.
The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes for student responses. It includes all of the chapter questions and activity sheets. The printable card game is located in the PDF file.
This novel study supports a number of the Reading: Literature standards, especially those involving using text-based evidence, determining main ideas and details, using context clues, and making inferences.
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