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.
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