Taming the Star Runner

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Taming the Star Runner by Mind Map: Taming the Star Runner

1. Exposition

1.1. Conflict

1.1.1. Travis threatens to kill Stan.

1.2. Setting

1.2.1. A ranch in Oklahoma.

1.3. Characters

1.3.1. Travis Harris Stan, his step dad. Mom

2. Personification

2.1. Giving inanimate objects human characteristics.

3. Metaphor

3.1. Comparing two unlike things using "is".

4. Simile

4.1. Comparing two unlike things using like or as.

5. Literary Devices

6. Reading Strategies

6.1. Scanning

6.1.1. Talking to The Text Connections Questioning Predicting

7. Equestrian Jumping

8. Always had a love of reading and writing.

9. Goes to a bar, gets drunk and arrested for drinking underage.

10. The one event that changes the character and plot.

11. Climax

11.1. Travis finds out they want to publish his book.

12. Rising Action

13. Travis is forced to leave Cleveland to live with his uncle in Oklahoma.

13.1. Travis makes new friends.

14. Falling Action

14.1. Casey gets in a car crash.

14.1.1. A tornado hits the town. The Star Runner is injured. Travis gets his book published.

15. S. E. Hinton

15.1. Wrote her first novel, The Outsiders, when she was fifteen.

15.2. Started writing because she lived in upstate NY and had nothing better to do.

16. Plot

17. Resolution

17.1. Travis and his uncle come to terms.

17.1.1. Travis accepts where he is.