Unit 2: Analyzing Structure and Communicating Theme in Literature
Accompany your classroom's reading of Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis with a 17-lesson unit designed to spark critical thinking, dialogue, and stretch writing muscles. The EngageNY collection goes beyond pupils' reading comprehension to identify the rules Bud lived by and how he was successful or unsuccessful at following them. Scholars then take a step further by comparing their reading to the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. To conclude the series, class members work through the writing process to complete an evidence-based essay examining one of Bud's life rules.