“Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara is a short story about self-identity and confidence. The lead character Squeaky is a hard-working and smart mouthed runner who takes care of her brother Raymond who has a disability. As the story progresses readers are treated to an unexpected character change. This resource is aligned to Common Core Standards and provides opportunities for students to critically evaluate character traits, character change, character challenges, and theme using evidence from the text! One of the most amazing components is the inclusion of FIVE original graphic organizers with answer keys. These organizers can be used with other texts!
This is a jam packed short story evaluation that includes:
Suggested Lesson Plan
Common Core Aligned Questions based on the text
Original Graphic Organizers
Description of how to implement Graphic Organizers
It is the perfect supplement for a short story unit and/or reinforcing ideas from fiction reading. It is simple enough to be used as an emergency substitute lesson plan!
If you like this short story, please check out my other short story lesson plans:
Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Charles"
Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
Rigorous Short Story Lesson Plan "Raymond's Run"
by Raising Rigor
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