Day One: Part One: Read the text silently and annotate the text using the symbols below.
Day One: Part Two: Read the text again, this time look for figurative language andanswer the questions below.
How did the author use figurative language to describe Bud' Social worker?
What mental image did the figurative language help create?
What is the aythor trying to tell us about the way Bud feels about his social worker?
Day Two: Reread the text and think about the following questions. Mark the text where you found the answers to the questions.
What is the setting of the story? How do you know?
What is the conflict that Bud is facing?
The author mentions the word glum in this passage. Use context clues to figure out the meaning of the word glum.
How does Bud feel when he finds out that he has been accepted into a new temporary-care home?
What kind of person is Bud based on what we have read so far?
Look at what Bud thinks, says and does in this passage. What a can you infer about Bud's character traits based on what you find? Fill in what you find in the Character Traits Log in your journal, see example HERE.
Day Three: Reread the text and think about the following questions. Using this worksheet, answer the questions. All these question require you to make an inference based on text.
Why might the caseworker be approaching Buddy?
Why would Jerry look like he’d just found out they were going to dip him in boiling milk?
Why does it seem that his eyes don’t cry anymore?
Looking at what Bud says and does, what character traits is he showing?
Day Four: Reread the text and think about the following question. Using the RACERS format,, answer the questions using text evidence to support your claim.
Christopher Paul Curtis uses the phrase, 'Here we go again" two times in this passage. Why do you believe that Bud starts his story with this phrase and then restates it right before he packs up his belongings? Use details from the text to support your answer.