This handout requires students to complete a close read of the text, "Raymond's Run". The questions on the close read handouts related to analyzing culture, character analysis, drawing conclusions, and making inferences.
Also included is a handout that identifies idioms used within the text. You could use this to have students demonstrate understanding related to idioms within the text.
* A copy of the text, "Raymond's Run" can be found online at http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt-EOL2/Collection%201/raymond1.htm