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

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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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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Total Pages
23 Files
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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