Teaching "Thank You, M'am" by Langston Hughes? Introduce the riveting short story with this engaging 35-slide PowerPoint. Common Core-aligned product includes facts on Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, anticipation questions, vocabulary review, literary elements, discussion questions, and writing activities that enhance analysis of this thematically rich text.
***With the thematic theme of sharing gratitude, this is a perfect short story to read in honor of Thanksgiving!
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Add rigor and fun to short stories with Short Story Analysis Task Cards
Task cards can be used with any short story and will reinforce literary concepts such as theme, conflict, setting, point of view, etc.
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Terrific Teacher Tip: Freeze it! Have students interpret a piece of literature or scene using pantomime. Double Tip: Have the rest of the class identify which scene they are “freezing” and why it is significant to the story.
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