Cause and Effect in Bud, Not Buddy

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Bud Not Buddy Cause and Effect

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In this activity, students will identify the cause and effect of events from the text. By creating a T-Chart, students will be able to understand how events are related to one another, even if they aren't extremely close to each other in the story.

At the beginning of the novel, Bud and Bugs meet up at the library, and make a decision to ride the rails together. The effect of this decision is the discovery of Hooverville, a place where train hoppers get food and shelter, before catching the next train.

Another cause and effect relationship is the man at the mission who refuses to let Bud in. Strangers see the incident and pretend that Bud is their son Clarence.

Bud speaks to the librarian who helps him figure out how long it will take to walk to Grand Rapids. Knowing this information, Bud begins the long walk only to be stopped by Lefty Lewis.

Lastly, once Bud confronts Mr. Calloway and the band, he is invited to stay at Grand Calloway Station until they are able to figure things out. During his stay, he becomes close with the band members, who give him with a nickname and instruments to play.


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Create a storyboard that shows cause and effect relationships in Bud, Not Buddy. Each cause and effect pair will be shown in the same row.


  1. On the left side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that show cause (why).
  2. On the right side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that are the direct effect of that cause.
  3. Write a description below each cause.
  4. In the description under each effect, show how the cause and effect are related.

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