Bud, Not Buddy....suggestions????

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  1. Bookpusher

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    I am teaching this novel during summer school. I need to come up with hands-on activities to help break the "typical" novel unit acitivites: reading orally, summarizing, journaling, etc. I am searching for some "crafty" type things to do as well as short physical activities to help break up the monotony. I will have them use cereal boxes to make their own suitcase and ask them to select 5 items (or pix) that represent what they would take with them if they had to leave their home and have them present these in class. I will have them act out certain sections. If you have a crafty idea or some physical type activity that you have used with other novels that I might adapt to Bud, Not Buddy, please share!! I want to make this a good experience for the kids. I do plan to play some jazz CD's. I will have them for an hour and one-half per session. Any and all ideas are welcomed. Thanks!
     
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    Bud Not Buddy

    I have had the kids make their own "rock timeline." I gather, buy , or have the kids bring in small rocks. They make a personal timeline of events in their lives and then paint or use a sharpie to record these special dates on their rocks. They then buddy up and share their timelines.

    We also make novel ties. The students make a large cutout of a man's tie from posterboard. They then have to draw or use internet images to tell 10 things that happened from the story. They glue their pictures along with a brief description. I make them include an author photo, a copy of th ebook cover, and the Newbery seal. They really enjoy making these.
     
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    Mr. K,
    Thanks, I will include these great ideas!
     
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    Be sure to let them listen to part of the story on tape - I know the version we had the class listen to was great, and we were able to focus on reading with feeling, emphasis, etc.
     
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    I love the tie idea!!!!!! Do they wear the ties and present their 10 things or did you hang them up? If you hung them, what caption did you use? I think this would be so fun!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks!

    i had the students share their ties in small groups...27 kids would take too long. I did hang them up. I just called them "Bud Not Buddy Novel Ties"...not too creative!
     

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