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  • Monday:

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: No School!


    Continue with clauses; Handout,  >> CLICK HERE <<  (updated soon!)


    Vocabulary Quiz; new vocab.;

    Review yesterday's handout;


    Read "Raymond's Run (see   >> HERE <<   for copy of story, can also be found in internet);

    Answer the following questions: 

    1. Find a quote that reveals something about Squeaky’s character. Write the quote, write what it reveals about Squeaky, and explain how the quote reveals this characteristic.

    2. Why do you think Squeaky is so focused on competing, on winning?

    3. What does Raymond do during the race?  What do his actions suggest to Squeaky?

    4. Why is the smile that Gretchen and Squeaky share at the end of the story not quite “real”?

    5. Explain the story’s last sentence.

    6. Is Squeaky a static or dynamic character? How do you know?

    7. List two or more possible themes of the short story, “Raymond’s Run.”


    Review of "Raymond's Run" on PearDeck (interactive slide show). Results will be recorded and graded!

    In-class writing:

    In a paragraph of 8-10 sentences, compare Squeaky and Raymond as they are portrayed in "Raymond's Run." Their differences are obvious: Squeaky is bright and quick-witted; Raymond is "not quite right." In what ways are they similar? Illustrate your points by citing details from the story. Due at end of class.


    Handouts for the week: