Lesson Plan

Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning (Chapter 3)

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How figurative language affects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate, record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Jigsaw the triads into three larger groups and have kids share a key point of their triads' discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • The third session in a 12-lesson unit
  • Requires a class set of the novel
  • The richly detailed plan includes a Tracking Bud's Rules graphic organizer, suggestions for language learners, discussion questions, and assessments
  • None