Dialogue Reading Activity Bud, Not Buddy Free!

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Bud Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis - Dialogue Reading Activity

This is a free sample of a Dialogue Activity for Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

The purpose behind Dialogue Reading is to improve student fluency when reading aloud, and to foster interest in the novel. Both speaking and listening skills are developed with this activity. The teacher takes the role of narrator to enable him or her to stop periodically for dramatic pauses and to ask comprehension questions. Students are given roles from the characters in the novel. The teacher will read all of the words without dialogue in the chapter. Students will read the dialogue of the characters they are assigned.

The following Speaking and Listening Standards are covered with this activity:

Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6

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Bud, Not Buddy Literature Guide Novel Study Unit Common Core Aligned
Included in the Literature Guide:

Introductory and Informational Materials:
***Biography information on author, Christopher Paul Curtis
***Historical information on The Great Depression
***Informational Quiz (multiple choice) on The Great Depression
- Aligns with Reading Informational Common Core Standards

Reading Literature Support:
***Vocabulary words, definitions, and links to electronic flashcards
***Two Vocabulary Quizzes
***Chapter discussion questions for all chapters!
***Text to Text Connections Activity with Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Speaking and Listening Skills:
***Chapter by chapter character roles for Readers’ Theatre
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards

Reading Literature Assessments:
***Quiz chapters 1 – 7 (multiple choice) Common Core aligned
***Quiz chapters 8 – 19 (multiple choice) Common Core aligned
***Final Test (multiple choice/matching) Common Core aligned
-Aligns with Reading Literature Common Core Standards

Skills Building Activities and Worksheets:
***Elements of Plot Activity
***Figurative Language Activity
***Vocabulary in Context Activity
***The Elements of a Story Activity

Writing Skills:
***Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity
***Writing Open-Ended Responses Activity and Rubric
***Writing Expository Essay Prompt and Rubric
***Narrative Writing Prompt and Rubric
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards

Grammar Skills:
***The Eight Parts of Speech Activity
-Aligns with Language Common Core Standards

(Individual common core standards are located on the answer keys.)

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5D

Skills tested include but are not limited to:
Text to Text Connections with Watsons Go to Birmingham
point of view
irony (verbal, situational, dramatic)
plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
type of conflict
cause and effect
figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
vocabulary in context
main idea

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