"Thank You Ma'am" Langston Hughes story, literary analysis, PDF & Google Drive

Laura Randazzo
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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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4-page PDF + Google Drive versions of student handouts (uneditable)
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Laura Randazzo
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Use this classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a six-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows students step-by-step how to build a powerful introductory paragraph to any literary analysis essay.

All student handouts are included in both PDF and Google Drive formats.

This lesson is best for advanced middle school or high school students.

Please note: This lesson is included in my budget-friendly four-week short story unit. Please don't purchase this item individually if you've already purchased the short story bundle.

Also, this item is included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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Total Pages
4-page PDF + Google Drive versions of student handouts (uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an 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 analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

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