Randy - Secret
Father abandoned hime
Randy - Description
strong, eats a lot, trainer for Double Dutch
Delia - Secret
Delia - Description
likes Double Dutch, lives with mom
Yo-Yo - Problem
She always lies
Yo-Yo - Description
long hair, the best Double Dutch jumper
Flashback - Randy
We find out Randy's mom abandoned him a few years ago.
Flashback - Delia
We find out Delia had a lot of teachers who didn't care, that's why she can't read
Flashback - Definition
When the author breaks up the flow of a story to tell about a character's past, or events from the past.
Foreshadowing - Randy
We get hints that Randy may have problems in the future when we see that he doesn't have much food at his house.
Foreshadowing - Delia
We get a hint that Delia has a problem with school when she forges her mom's signature.
Foreshadowing - Definition
When the author gives you hints about what is going to happen in the future.
Bias - Definition
Prejudice, what you like or dislike, a preconceived notion.
Bias - Delia
Delia is biased against the Tolliver Twins because they are rude to her.
Bias - Tolliver Twins
The Twins are biased against anyone else that they don't like.
Compare and Contrast
to look at similarities and differences between two or more things
the MOOD the author creates in a story
a fight, argument or struggle
a tough choice that a character makes in their heads
Internal Conflict - Delia
Delia makes a tough choice when she decides to tell Yo Yo she can't read.
Internal Conflict - Randy
Randy makes a tough choice by deciding not to tell anyone yet about his dad being gone
Delia's English teacher, she is new, and is scared of the Tolliver Twins
External Conflict - Yo Yo
Yo gets knocked down by one of the Tolliver Twins
External Conflict - Tolliver Twins' Mother
The twins mother argues with them on a game show on tv.
Vivid descriptive writing that helps readers paint a mental picture of what's happening in a novel.
Imagery - Tolliver Twins
We see a picture of the Twins as wearing all black sweaters, jeans, boots, and skull caps