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Thank You,
Ma’am
Langston Hughes
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Langston Hughes
b. 1902
d. 1967
“I have discovered in life that there
are ways of getting...
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The general message or
idea that an author
wishes to convey in a work
Literary Terms: The...
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• Winter, Sickness, and Death
• Self-sacrifice
• Friendship
• Hard Work
Story Themes
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Mrs. Jones
• Walking alone at
night
• Lives in boarding
house
• Beans and ham
Roger
• No ...
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• Life Lessons
– Trust
– Accountability
– Empathy
– Kindness
Story Themes
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Other Themes?
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Literary Terms: Point of View
The perspective or “eyes” or
“voice” through which a story
...
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Literary Terms: POV
3rd Person Limited
mostly “fly on the wall” but slightly
in Roger’s p...
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Literary Terms: Symbols
A thing that represents an
idea.
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Literary Terms: Symbols
Shoes
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Literary Terms: Dialect
• Words or phrases that reflect
the “regional variety of a
langua...
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Dialect Examples p 16
* ain’t * I didn’t aim to
* gonna * sit you down
* could of * I wer...
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Literary Terms:
Rhyme / Alliteration/ Repetition
• Words or phrases that end with
the sam...
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“Harlem”
Langston
Hughes
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Harlem
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fest...
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Harlem
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fest...
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Harlem
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fest...
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If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one Heart from breaki...
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If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one Heart from breaki...
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Review Idioms
• Get through with
• Make a dash for
• Set the table
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Who?
• Roger
• Mrs. Jones
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When / Where?
• 1950s
• Any Large City in
America
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What / Why?
• Theft occurs
• Roger wants something
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• How old is Roger? Mrs. Jones?
How does Roger get caught by
Mrs. Jones?
• Why does Roger...
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• How does Mrs. Jones feel about
Roger? Is she angry at him?
Does she like him?
• Why doe...
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• How does Mrs. Jones treat
Roger initially? How does this
behavior change?
• Find senten...
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• What kind of details does
Hughes use in the description of
Roger? Of Mrs. Jones?
• Why ...
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• Do you think Mrs. Jones’ actions
changed Roger’s life?
• Would you have done what Mrs.
...
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Thank You Ma'am Lesson

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This is the lesson to accompany the story "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes and may include extra excerpts from songs and poems as comprehension questions and language development. The actual story in not included here; this lesson is for after reading the story. Created by Coleman’s Classroom.

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Thank You Ma'am Lesson

  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thank You, Ma’am Langston Hughes
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Langston Hughes b. 1902 d. 1967 “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The general message or idea that an author wishes to convey in a work Literary Terms: Theme
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • Winter, Sickness, and Death • Self-sacrifice • Friendship • Hard Work Story Themes
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Mrs. Jones • Walking alone at night • Lives in boarding house • Beans and ham Roger • No parent figure • hungry • dirty Poverty Story Themes
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • Life Lessons – Trust – Accountability – Empathy – Kindness Story Themes
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Other Themes?
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: Point of View The perspective or “eyes” or “voice” through which a story is told.
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: POV 3rd Person Limited mostly “fly on the wall” but slightly in Roger’s point of view
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: Symbols A thing that represents an idea.
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: Symbols Shoes
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: Dialect • Words or phrases that reflect the “regional variety of a language” • Often includes slang
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Dialect Examples p 16 * ain’t * I didn’t aim to * gonna * sit you down * could of * I were * late as it be * fix us Ebonics – Black English Other Types of English?
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms: Rhyme / Alliteration/ Repetition • Words or phrases that end with the same sound. • Words that begin with the same sound. • Repeating words or phrases for emphasis.
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net “Harlem” Langston Hughes
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over — like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over — like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over — like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking Emily Dickinson If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one life the Aching Or cool one Pain Or help one fainting Robin Unto his Nest again I shall not live in Vain.
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking Emily Dickinson If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one life the Aching Or cool one Pain Or help one fainting Robin Unto his Nest again I shall not live in Vain.
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Review Idioms • Get through with • Make a dash for • Set the table
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Who? • Roger • Mrs. Jones
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When / Where? • 1950s • Any Large City in America
  25. 25. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net What / Why? • Theft occurs • Roger wants something
  26. 26. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • How old is Roger? Mrs. Jones? How does Roger get caught by Mrs. Jones? • Why does Roger tell her the truth about running? Why did Roger try to steal the purse? Understanding the story
  27. 27. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • How does Mrs. Jones feel about Roger? Is she angry at him? Does she like him? • Why does she take him home? How does she treat him at home? Understanding the story
  28. 28. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • How does Mrs. Jones treat Roger initially? How does this behavior change? • Find sentences that demonstrate that Mrs. Jones understands Roger very well. Understanding the story
  29. 29. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • What kind of details does Hughes use in the description of Roger? Of Mrs. Jones? • Why does Mrs. Jones give Roger the money? Does this action cost her anything? Understanding the story
  30. 30. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • Do you think Mrs. Jones’ actions changed Roger’s life? • Would you have done what Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones did? Understanding the story
  31. 31. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

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