Bud, Not Buddy (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2502
  • Print Book Order #: CC2502
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2502
  • English + Spanish eBook Order #: CCP2221
  • English + Spanish Print Book Order #: CC2221
  • English + Spanish Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2221
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-334-0
  • Grades: 5, 6
  • Reading Level: 5-6
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Marie-Helen Goyetche

Run off to Grand Rapids on a humorous adventure filled with interesting characters, all leading to a place to call home.

Pose questions that will initiate great conversation and discussion in any classroom. Discuss the concept of perseverance, and determine why it is an important quality to have. Match characters to their statements. Determine the purpose of the author's intentional use of spelling mistakes in the novel. Match vocabulary words to their definitions before using them in a sentence. Students create their own family tree to compare with Bud's. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.

About the Novel:
A touching and humorous story about a ten-year-old boy on the run. Foster child Bud Caldwell leaves Flint, Michigan during the height of the Great Depression in 1936. When Bud eventually arrives in Grand Rapids, he meets Herman Calloway and all the members of the band who welcome him into their lives. As the story comes to a close, we learn that Calloway is Bud's grandfather, and Bud at last has a place to call home. A captivating story told in Bud's point of view, this novel is an excellent read aloud. The historical setting, intriguing cast of characters and themes of racial and societal prejudice, all provide excellent opportunities for teaching, learning and discussion.

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Tiann Robbins

I always love these novel study packets. There’s so much to choose from and I love that it includes vocabulary and comprehension every chapter (or every couple chapters). Excellent resource and I keep coming back to buy similar resources for other books.

Lauren Shafer

Made prep so easy!

Nicole Bonaparte

This was a great resource, the students enjoyed it! So much more interesting than the state provided materials but covers the same stuff!

Lorie Eberwein

This study guide was very engaging for my 6th graders. I have an advanced group, so the activities here kept them engaged.

Lisa Wallace

Good resource.

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