Presentation on theme: "Close Reading Activity"— Presentation transcript:
1Close Reading Activity “Thank You, M’am” by Langston HughesMaterials:pencil, highlighters, copies of text, Writer’s NB
2Part 1: Independent Read Mark with an “E” – emotional shiftsWhere do you react to the story as a reader?Where do characters have an emotional response to events?Mark with a “P” – plot shiftsWhat are the most important events in the story?Mark with a “Q” – questionsWhere are you confused?Ask questions of characters and plotMark with a “C” – conflictsPoint out internal and external conflicts
3Part 2: Turn and TalkShare your text annotations with your desk partnerWhat do you have in common?What is different about your markings?DISCUSS the CONFLICTS:What does Roger want?What does Mrs. Jones want?What is Roger struggling with?
4Part 3: Teacher Read Aloud Listen as your teacher reads the story aloudContinue to mark up your text as we discuss the story togetherOur purpose for reading this second time is to really focus on character traitsAs you follow along, put a starnext to the lines that help us characterize Roger and Mrs. Jones
5Part 4: Develop a Theory/Claim We need to vote on one character (Roger or Mrs. Jones) and decide on one character trait that we would like to examine more deeply in the story.Let’s VOTE:ROGERMRS. JONES
6Part 5: Collecting Evidence and Explaining with Reasoning! Character RogerCharacter Trait ___Objectives: Practice making citations, practice with quotes, and practice with reasoning.
7Evidence with Citations The Basics:Use quotes around statements taken from a story.Put the author's last name in parenthesis and also list the page number after the author’s last namePut your ending punctuation on the outside of the parenthesis
8Samples“She was a large woman with a large purse that has everything in it but a hammer and nails,” (Hughes 64).Mrs. Jones was described as “a large woman,” (Hughes 64).Mrs. Jones carried many items in her purse (Hughes 64).
9Evidence – Quotation that shows the character trait (use citation) Page#Evidence – Quotation that shows the character trait (use citation)Reasoning – Explain how that moment, dialogue, act, or conflict helps us see the character
10Evidence – Quotation that shows the character trait (use citation) Page#Evidence – Quotation that shows the character trait (use citation)Reasoning – Explain how that moment, dialogue, act, or conflict helps us see the character65Mrs. Jones told Roger to, “Let the water run until it gets warm,” and she added, “Here’s a clean towel,” (Hughes 65).This dialogue shows that Mrs. Jones cares about Roger because she doesn’t want him to wash his face with cold water. It’s usually a guardian’s advice for kids.66Mrs. Jones offers to make some hot cocoa for Roger (Hughes 66).This scene from the story displays an act of kindness from Mrs. Jones to Roger because hot cocoa is considered a comfort drink.67“Now here,” Mrs. Jones started, “take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes,” (Hughes 67).This moment from the story proves that Mrs. Jones is caring because she is willing to give money to a boy in order for him to buy something he desires.
11Definitive ClaimIn the short story, “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes, readers discover that Mrs. Jones is a truly caring person.
12How to transition from your claim to your first piece of evidence: There are many examples from the story which show Mrs. Jones's caring personality. One example is when...
13NB Entry: Character Analysis of ______ Definitive claim (with TAG)Transition into evidenceEvidence with citation (Hughes pg. #).ReasoningConclusionAt least ten sentences totalDon’t worry about separating into paragraphs
14Mrs. Jones told Roger to, “Let the water run until it gets warm,” and she added, “Here’s a clean towel” (Hughes 65). This dialogue shows that Mrs. Jones cares about Roger because she doesn’t want him to wash his face with cold water. It’s usually a guardian’s advice for kids.