Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
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Pages
167 PDF pages and 3 Google Forms
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Description

This novel study for Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, contains 148 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by section, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)

♥Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.

♥You're free to use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)

THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:

1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 1-2 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 3 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 22 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•Ask or Answer!
•Shed Some Light: Focus on Theme
•Cause and Effect
•Character Traits
•Character Response Analysis
•Character Cube
•On the Road to Grand Rapids
•Similes Versions 1 & 2
•Figurative Language Versions 1 & 2
•The Truth about Momma
•Bud, Not Buddy: A Look at the Time Period of the Story (informational text with comprehension questions)
•Main Events
•Scene Snapshot
•Who's Your Favorite?
•You vs. Character
•Setting Analysis Wheel
•Figurative Language Find
•Dear Diary...
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions

3) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Three challenge words chosen for you from every section
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

4) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Assessments
•Comprehension Test #1-Chapters 1 to 10
•Comprehension Test #2-Chapters 11 to 19
•Final Vocabulary Test covers all words

•Assessments provided in 3 versions: Google Slides, Google Forms, and printable PDF

6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys

8) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version

9) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests

♥Please download and view my detailed preview for a closer look at this product!♥

♥♥Want to try before you buy? Click below for a FREE sample of this novel study!♥♥

Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study Unit: FREE Sample

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.

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**IMPORTANT NOTE**

For the digital Google Slides and Google Forms versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. They will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the files on their computers or tablets. These versions are easily shared digitally between you and your students, without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. Additionally, the Google Forms assessments allow for self-grading and instant data!

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♥♥ CHOOSE CAREFULLY ♥♥

Don't need the whole thing? Please be sure to check out my smaller listings below. I have a variety of Bud, Not Buddy resources, and I want to be sure you find the one that best meets your needs!

Bud, Not Buddy: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

  • Includes 16-18 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every 1-2 chapters, bookmarks, full-color vocabulary word wall cards, and vocabulary flashcards. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

Bud, Not Buddy: Activities and Projects

  • Contains Common Core-aligned, creative activities and projects, along with Culminating Project Choices. Lots of open-ended, critical thinking activities. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

Bud, Not Buddy: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

  • Contains three assessments that encompasses comprehension, vocabulary, and analysis questions. Printable, Google Slides, and Google Forms versions included.

Bud, Not Buddy | Google Forms Edition

  • Easy, automatic, and completely paperless! This option includes 16 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every 1-2 chapters and is hosted on Google Forms for easy grading. This special edition is not included in any of the above listings, and is only available for separate purchase.

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Jennifer Hester

~Nothing but Class~

Total Pages
167 PDF pages and 3 Google Forms
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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