"Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes is a classic short story of kindness changing one young boy's life. It is timeless and told in a way that all students will relate to. It's positive message is still a welcome one. My students love this story!
I have included
1. Close reading questions that are side-by-side the test
2. Symbolism analysis focusing on the Biblical story of Jesus
3. Literary analysis
4. List of literary elements and their definitions
6. Answer keys for all activities