Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes

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“Thank You Ma'am” by Langston Hughes is a timeless short story with very rich themes. This story demonstrates the value of compassion and second chances. All materials provided in this resource provide multiple opportunities to critically evaluate character traits, character change, character challenges, and theme! One of the most amazing components is the inclusion of SIX original graphic organizers with answer keys. These organizers can be used with other text!

This is a jam packed short story evaluation that includes:
 Common Core Aligned Questions from the text
 Six Original Graphic Organizers with Answer Key
 Description of how to implement Graphic Organizers
 Writing Extension Activity

Excluding Title and Resource pages this resource is 18 pages! It is perfect for introducing a short story unit and reinforcing ideas from fiction reading. It is simple enough to be used as an emergency substitute lesson plan!


Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes by Raising Rigor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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21 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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