Novel Unit-Bud, Not Buddy
    Unit 1 begins with a launch of the novel Bud, Not Buddy, with a focus
    on character development and the author’s use of language. Students will
    get to know Bud by looking at the challenges he faces and his response to
    those challenges. They will read excerpts of the novel closely to interpret
    figurative language and explain how Bud’s use of figurative language
    and his word choice affect tone and meaning. Another view into Bud’s
    character is his “Rules to Live By,” which students will analyze: They will
    consider what various rules mean, determine whether specific rules are
    meant to help him survive or thrive, and make an inference about where
    the rule might have originated (in terms of Bud’s experiences).
Last Modified on January 26, 2018