Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study: Digital + Printable Unit [Christopher Paul Curtis]

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
330 Printable Pages + Google Slides + Boom Learning Decks
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-6. This comprehensive digital + printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the Bud, Not Buddy Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style.

Version #1 -- Bud, Not Buddy [Christopher Paul Curtis] Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- Bud, Not Buddy [Christopher Paul Curtis] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- Bud, Not Buddy [Christopher Paul Curtis] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

Where to Find Digital Resources

Multiple-choice, matching, and other question-types that can be graded by a machine were created using Boom Learning. Open-ended questions that require students to write paragraphs, games, and organizers were created using Google Slides.

Activities for Google Slides

• 23 Constructed Response Writing Questions

• Prefix and Suffix Charts – Students add words, definitions, and sample sentences.

[Prefixes re- and per- plus Suffixes –ic –ical -or -er -ist]

• Figurative Language Organizer (2 Versions)

• Context Clues (2 Versions -- 4 and 6 Types of Clues)

• Quotations

• Perfect Verb Tenses

• Analogy Relationships

Activities for Boom Learning

• 10 Vocabulary/Comprehension Decks

• Context Clues

• Verb Tenses

• 2 Root Word Decks

The printable resource includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (38 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (12-page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test


• 10 Comprehension Quizzes with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer


• 25 Constructed Writing Questions

Skill Practice

• Prefix and Suffix Organizers ~ Fan Organizers

• Prefix/Suffix Card Game

• Root Words Organizers ~ Hexagon Fold

• Loop Game using Root Words

• Figurative Language Response Cards

• Figurative Language Organizer ~ Three Flaps Flip

• Onomatopoeia Activities

• Context Clues Organizer ~ Six Door Flip

• Context Clues Activities

• Quotation Rules Organizer ~ Cards with Rules and Storage Pocket

• Quotation Activity

• Parts of Speech Verb Tenses Organizer ~ Pamphlet Fold

• Verb Tense Posters

• Verb Tense Scoot

• Analogy Organizer ~ Staggered Flip

• Spoons Activity with Analogies

• Bud’s List for a Better Life

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Total Pages
330 Printable Pages + Google Slides + Boom Learning Decks
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.


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