Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes - Print & Digital

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This week long lesson on the short story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as graphic organizers, and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing,

This lesson focuses on the skills of conflict, characterization and making inferences. Terms covered include: internal conflict, external conflict, protagonist, antagonist, round character, flat character, dynamic character, static character, stock character, direct characterization, indirect characterization, and character motivation.


*Note taking Google Slides

*Practice and homework with conflict (print & Google Form versions)

*Practice and homework with characterization

*Identification & comparison of character types in "The Three Little Pigs" to "Thank You M'am"

*Character analysis handout

*Conflict analysis handout

*Inference handout

*Plot diagram (Google Slides)

*Choice board of eight activities with grading rubric

*Extension writing activity for "Thank You M'am"

*Two constructed response prompts (Google Slides)

*Answer keys

*Usage guide

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23 Files
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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