Plot Elements
Conflict
Raymond's Run
Raymond's Run Vocabulary
Inferences
100

The exposition of the story introduces the characters, the _______________, tone, and the basic situation.

What is the setting

100

What is the struggle between two characters or between a character and an outside force called?

What is external conflict

100

What is the setting of the story?

"concrete jungle" in Harlem, New York City

100

What vocabulary word is a synonym of: deliver, handout, handoff, carry, send

What is a relay

100

When you make a  ___________while reading, you use clues from the story and your own knowledge to guess about the things the author doesn’t say directly.

What is an inference?

200

The plot of a story is the sequence of events with ______________.

What is conflict

200

What is a struggle within the mind of a character called?

What is internal conflict

200

What do we find out about Squeaky in the exposition of Raymond's Run? Give at least three facts.

What is: Squeaky takes care of her brother Raymond. She is tough and unafraid of confrontation. She is skinny and has squeaky voice. She is a very fast runner.

200

What word means:

To be an indication of

Also, name one synonym for the word.

What is signify.

Synonyms:  imply, suggest, represent, symbolize

200

Squeaky wants to be called by her real name "Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker" before the race. What can you infer from this?

What is Squeaky wants to be treated with respect, she is a good runner, is proud of her talent, and serious about her running. 

300

The most exciting and intense moment in the plot, the peak of the story, is called the __________________.

What is the climax

300

What type of conflict is this (more specific than internal or external): Kevin wants to get a job, but the law says he's too young.

What is character struggles against society (character vs. society)

300

Identify this plot element in the story: Gretchen and her sidekicks approach Squeaky on the street about the May Day races.

What is the: Rising Action

300

A young person with an exceptional qualities or abilities.   Also, name a synonym.  

What is a prodigy. 

Synonyms: genius, whiz, mastermind, wonder, talent

300

In Raymond's Run, Gretchen tells Squeaky that she will beat her in the race. You know that if someone tells you that you will lose, you will try even harder to win. Name one inference you can make based on this information.

What is "Squeaky must be very motivated to win the race."

400

During what part of the plot does the conflict wind down in intensity? The events follow the climax and consequences appear.

What is the falling action

400

What type of conflict is this (more specific than internal or external): Derek wants to go to college, but he's afraid of failing.

What is character struggles against his or or her own mind (character vs. self)

400

In what way did Squeaky's motivation for running change at the end of the story?

She realizes there is more to just running and winning. She wants to help coach her brother Raymond to reach his potential as a runner.

400

Another way to say 'likely to' do or be something

What is liable

400

In Raymond's Run, Squeaky takes care of her brother Raymond. You infer that Squeaky will do anything for her brother. Name one fact from the real world that you could have used to make this inference.

What is "People usually care about the people they protect."

500

What happens in the the denouement or resolution of a story (other than the story ends)?

What is the conflict is resolved and the loose ends are tied up

500

Examples of internal conflicts include conflicting thoughts, ____________, or choices.

What are feelings

500

What was the name of race?

What is The May Day race?

500

What vocab word is an antonym for slowest

What is swiftest.

Definition:  capable of moving at the highest speed, the fastest.

500

While reading Raymond's Run, what can you infer from this quote that Squeaky says about her mom? "You'd think she'd be glad her daughter ain't out there prancing around at May Day getting the new clothes all dirty and sweaty and trying to act like a fairy or a flower or whatever you're supposed to be when you should be trying to be yourself..."

What is Squeaky's mom wishes that she wore dresses instead of being a runner and Squeaky's relationship with her mom seems tense. 

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