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“Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara
Writing About the Big Question

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irritate mislead negotiate oppose reaction
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A. Use a word from the list above to complete each sentence.

1. Just before a race, a nervous runner is bound to feel _____ about winning.
2. In a very close race, judges might be uncertain about which runner was _____ .
3. If you make the _______ that running is healthful, then you should
run yourself.
4. Diane’s personal ______ about running is that it’s more boring than
golf, but I disagree.
B. Follow the directions in responding to each of the items below. Answer in complete
sentences.

1. Describe two different times when a contest presented a conflict that was hard to resolve.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Write two sentences explaining how each conflict you described was resolved or why it was
not resolved. Use at least two of the Big Question vocabulary words.
________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________

C. In “Raymond’s Run,” the narrator discovers that a conflict is not always resolved in the
expected way. Complete the sentence below. Then, write a short paragraph in which you
elaborate on your statement and connect it to the Big Question.
Sometimes, winning or losing turns out to be less important than ______________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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