Luella Bates Washington Jones is employed in a beauty shop in a hotel that serves diverse female customers. She has done bad things too. There is an opportunity for students to answer questions and take notes. Adaptive and Supplementary Activities: introduce Langston Hughes. Adapted Assessment: After correcting class work and homework, give one-day extension to rewrite assignments for extra credit.
Ain't you got nobody at home. Again, reinforce idea that character's reactions give hints to the theme. To teach him about kindness 20 What do you think Roger learned from the way Mrs. Um-hum, you thought I was going to say, but I didn't snatch other people's pocketbooks. Jones' saying that Roger could of just asked her for the money? When she leads him to the door and bids him good night, Roger wants to say something other than 'thank you, ma'am,' but nothing suitable comes to mind.
The boy could hear other laughing and talking in the large house. Why did you steal it? All I can say is that you need to look for some lines in the story for plot that explain the problem or the events that lead to the climax. I first explain that the use of dialect is an integral part of the story. The woman was sitting on the. Will the family make it to their destination? The strap broke with the single tug the boy gave it from behind.
All I can do is guess based on the evidence provided in the story. It is simple enough to be used as an emergency substitute lesson plan! In five sentences, summarize the story. Time: Past X Present Future 2. Please use specific quotes from the text to support your thoughts. At the end of the story, Roger gets both her message and the money, but he has no words to express his gratitude. If not how might you feel if you got caught? Shrek and Lord of the Rings.
Least I can do right now is to wash your face. Successful answers will talk about how so much crime is motivated by desperation. How would I feel if it happened to me? Even though Roger is stealing Mrs. I assume you have been given a school assignment. Both are great stories easily found in the public domain. Have you ever felt closer to someone if you realize you have shared common experiences? Sooooooo, let me answer your questions by asking a few: Do you think Mrs. Show 3-minute video about Langston Hughes and Harlem in the 1920's to help students understand the background.
Jones not watch Roger or watch her purse? And he did not want to be mistrusted now. Langston Hughes was an important and prolific writer during the Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th century. The turning point occurs when Roger looks at the sink and decides to stay. Characters There are only two characters in this story: a teenaged boy named Roger and Mrs. Jones say when Roger apologizes? Thank You Ma'am is about what happens when a teenage boy and an older working woman collide on a Harlem street. He did not trust the woman not to trust him.
Sponge Activity For those students who complete the Reading Guide questions before the end of class, they are asked to write a letter from Roger, as a grown man, telling the effect the incident with Mrs. Jones did in her youth, or anything about her children or husband, we know those things were so bad she couldn't even tell God. A fourteen or fifteen year old African American boy who is skinny, wearing tennis shoes and blue jeans. I ask this question to create relevancy to the story they will be reading and analyzing. He was afraid 4 What does Mrs. . Langston Hughes' short story, Thank You, Ma'am, published in 1958, captures both situations.
She was a large woman with a large purse, large personality, large name, large attitude and, most of all, a large heart. Includes related news items, role play scenarios, and text of the story. Jones is quite stout, he merely ends up breaking the strap instead. After giving them a few minutes of thinking time I facilitate a short group discussion to determine if the students understand the issues that Langston Hughes may have wanted to explore and expose in this story. Do not make this mistake again behave yourself 23 What lesson about life does this story teach? So what would you say are some themes in well-known stories: Call of the Wild, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sniper? I ask students to think about why they think Langston Hughes wrote this short story? Have students read this story — either silently as you read aloud, or aloud to each other in small groups. The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue-jeaned sitter.
What did Roger learn from Mrs. Then ask them to imagine how it would feel to be Roger. Literary Analysis and Themes Langston Hughes' short story Thank you, Ma'am is about 'second chances. But why did she show trust in him after he tried to steal her purse? She takes him to her home instead of the police station, gives him food and cleans him up. Objective: Students will understand the concept of theme and identify this story's theme Pre-teach: Review and discuss the main idea of story in Reader's Companion.