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Name: _______________________ 8/29-30 ELA 7-____ Short text: Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes Learning Objectives: Explore the key ideas of character.

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1 Name: _______________________ 8/29-30 ELA 7-____ Short text: Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes Learning Objectives: Explore the key ideas of character and what it means to have good character Identify the elements of plot Closely read a short story Build vocabulary for reading and writing Before you read ABOUT THE STORY “Thank You, Ma’am” tells the story of a boy who tries to steal a woman’s purse. The woman surprises him by what she does next. Like many stories by Langston Hughes, this one is about African Americans living in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City. MAKE CONNECTIONS When a person does something wrong, such as lying or stealing, should he or she get another chance? Would you forgive a person who stole from you? Why or why not?

2 Name: _______________________ 8/29-30 ELA 7-____ Short text: Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes The Elements DefinitionEvidence from the story Where did you find the evidence in the story? (Textual Evidence) Characters The animals, characters, or creatures that perform the action in the story. Page#: _______ Paragraph #: ____ Line(s): _________ Setting The time and place that the story takes place. Page#: _______ Paragraph #: ____ Line(s): _________ Conflict The problem or struggle that starts the action in a story. Page#: _______ Paragraph #: ____ Line(s): _________ Plot The series of events that take place in a narrative. Complete attached plot handout Page#: _______ Paragraph #: ____ Line(s): _________ Theme The overall message or the central idea of the story. What lesson did you learn from reading this story? Page#: _______ Paragraph #: ____ Line(s): _________ Learning Objectives: Explore the key ideas of character and what it means to have good character Identify the elements of plot Closely read a short story Build vocabulary for reading and writing

3 Name: _______________________ 8/29-30 ELA 7-____ Short text: Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes Learning Objectives: Explore the key ideas of character and what it means to have good character Identify the elements of plot Closely read a short story and a poem Build vocabulary for reading and writing After you read How do you think Roger might change after meeting Mrs. Jones, and why? In the story, we have read about two characters, Mrs. Jones and Roger, both of whom have a problem. Mrs. Jones has a problem. What is it? What are some ways that she can solve her problem? Roger has a problem. What is it? What options does he have to solve it?

4 Formative Assessment Directions: Circle the best answer. 1. What happens when Roger tries to snatch Mrs. Jones’s purse? A. Two or three people catch him B. Mrs. Jones pushes him and kicks him C. He falls down, and Mrs. Jones grabs him around the neck 2. Which of the following is probably true about Roger? A. His parents don’t take good care of him B. He is homeless and lives on the street C. He is really Mrs. Jones’s son 3. Why does Roger try to snatch Mrs. Jones’s purse? A. He is hungry B. He can’t find a job C. He wants to buy some stylish shoes 4. Why doesn’t Mrs. Jones call the police? A. Roger did not really aim to steal her purse B. She wants to help Roger change his ways C. She is afraid of the police 5. When Mrs. Jones makes dinner, Roger sits far away from her purse. Why? A. Mrs. Jones shows Roger that she trusts him, and he doesn’t want to disappoint her B. Roger is afraid that Mrs. Jones will call the police on him C. Roger hopes that Mrs. Jones will give him money, and he won’t have to steal it Name: _______________________ 8/29-30 ELA 7-____ Short text: Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes Total Points Earned: ________ 4


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