Get Ready • Enter the classroom quietly. • Sit in your assigned seat. • Unpack and place the following items on your desk: • GMS agenda • Pen/pencil • Place your book bag on the back of your desk. • Prepare for the Binder Walk. Managers To Do List: • Attendance: Know who is absent from your group today. • On-Task: Ensure that everyone is quiet and on task.
Thank You, Ma’am By: Langston Hughes Presented by: Ms. Hines 7th Grade ELA All Periods
Essential Questions • 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?
About the author • Name: Langston Hughes • Born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri • Began writing poetry in the 8th grade where he was named the class poet • Favorite past time was sitting in clubs listening to blues and jazz
wrote sixteen books of poems, two novels, three collections of short stories, four volumes of "editorial" and "documentary" fiction, twenty plays, children's poetry, musicals and operas, three autobiographies, a dozen radio and television scripts and dozens of magazine articles • received a scholarship to Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. degree in 1929
In the forty-odd years between his first book in 1926 and his death in 1967, he devoted his life to writing and lecturing • Langston Hughes died of cancer on May 22, 1967 • His writings were based on things he heard, saw, or lived during the Harlem Renaissance era. (bitterness and triumphs of the black experience in America. • He was the first African American to earn a living by writing and public speaking.
Words to Know • barren • frail • mistrust • presentable Let’s take a look at your Frayer Model
Barren • Adj • Unproductive, sterile, desolate, bleak, infertile, unfruitful, empty • “…he couldn’t even say that as he turned at the foot of the barren stoop and looked up at the large woman in the door.”
Frail • Adj • Weak; fragile “He looked as if he were fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans.”
Mistrust • Verb • distrust, doubt, suspect, be wary of, be afraid of • “And he did not want to be mistrusted now.” http://www.crimelibrary.com/graphics/photos/gangsters_outlaws/gang/harlem_gangs/1-1-Lenox-Avenue-in-Harlem-.jpg
Presentable • adj. • respectable, fit to be seen, acceptable • “You might run that comb through your hair so you will look presentable.”
Suede • Noun • leather with a soft, fuzzy surface
Conflict • External • Man vs. Man • Roger steals Mrs. Jones’ purse • Internal • Man vs. Self • Roger wants to run away but doesn’t want to disappoint Mrs. Jones
Setting • Place • Harlem, New York • Dark walkway • Mrs. Jones’ small flat • One room: bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom • Time • Late at night • 1950’s • Clues: Blue Suede shoes
Harlem, New York • New York City, 1990s • Harlem • Neighborhood in New York City, 1920s
Thinking Notes!This is how we mark a text! • *=Main Idea/Important • != I LOVE this part! • ?= Raises a question/discussion point! • ??=Confusing
Close Reading • Circle the title of the story • Add the thinking notes to your story. • Read “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. • Mark your text.
Characters • Mrs. Jones and Roger • Textual Evidence • p. 2 • paragraph 1 and 4 • lines 1 and 3 The animals, characters, or creatures that perform the action in the story.
Setting • 11pm • The street where he tried to rob her and Mrs. Jones’ apt. • Textual Evidence • p. 1 • paragraph 1 • Line 2
Conflict • Roger tried to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse but failed. • Textual Evidence • p. 1 • paragraph 1 • Line 2-10
Theme • You should not steal but you should ask for what you want. • Never judge a book by it’s cover. • Textual Evidence • p. 3 • paragraph 8 • Lines 1-3
After you read Answer the following question on your handout. How do you think Roger might change after meeting Mrs. Jones and why? Include one piece of textual evidence/proof from the story.
H.O.T.S. After you read In the story, we have read about two characters, Mrs. Jones and Roger, both of whom have a problem. Mrs. Jones • Problem: • Solutions: Roger • Problem: • Solutions: