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Thank You, Ma’am Short Story Lesson

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Total Pages: 30 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Size: 2 MB
File Type: PDF

Thank You, Ma’am Short Story Lesson

This short story lesson on “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes focuses on literary elements of plot, character, setting, theme, and conflict as well as these literary devices: similes, metaphors, symbols and foreshadowing. Use this lesson to introduce or review literary elements and literary devices with your students.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

NOTE: Due to copyright, PDFs of the short story are not included. This resource is NOT editable. 

This lesson is also included in Short Story Unit 2.

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Short Story Lesson Includes:

  • Comprehension Questions + Answer Key
  • Literary Elements and Devices Graphic Organizer + Answer Key
  • Standards-based Assessment
  • Points-based Assessment
  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1:1 schools

Teacher Feedback:

  1. “This is a great resource that includes activities on several literary elements. The text itself is easy to find online.”
  2. “Very comprehensive – lends organization to the study of this short story.”
  3. “Excellent resource to use with Grade 8 students. Excellent review of literary elements and literary devices in clear concise language for students.”
  4. “My students really enjoyed this activity, they were fully engaged and want to continue on after the lesson was over!”

Are you looking for short story units? 

  1. 6th Grade Short Story Unit
  2. Short Story Unit 1 (7th Grade)
  3. Short Story Unit 2 (8th Grade)

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