Bud Not Buddy

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A two-day assessment challenges scholars to read an excerpt from the story, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis then complete a series of exercises in preparation for a writing assignment. Day one includes an independent reading followed by a peer discussion and the completion of two graphic organizers that focus on textual evidence to answer specific questions. Day two prompts pupils to take pen to paper as they write an opinion piece using their notes and graphic organizers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the writing portion by following steps to create a published piece of work
  • Have several copies of the book available for class members to read if the assessment sparks their interest 
  • Direct participants to keep their work in their interactive writing notebook for easy access 
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the third assessment in a series of nine that focuses on reading and writing 
  • Copies and a variety of materials are required 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • The resource opens as an editable file 
  • Offers learners several opportunities to work through the text before stating their opinion
Cons

  • Space to write directly on graphic organizers is limited 
  • The worksheets' format is unorganized