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Thank You, Ma'am by Langston Hughes

Thank You, Ma'am by Langston Hughes

Author: Erin Basgall

At the end of this lesson students will be able to use an artifact to improve their reading levels, analyze a story to recall important moments, analyze characters and create sketches about our reading. Through reading the text and developing a plot diagram students will be able to highlight important moments from the story. By describing who Mrs. Jones is through the characterization organizer students will be able to analyze who this character is. Finally, by creating an 8-panel comic students will be able to make sketches about our reading and focus on imagery as well as dialogue which play important roles within the personal narrative that we will be developing.

By using the Blendspace students will be gaining knowledge about topics other than the story, yet support the story and its background. By including information about the author, Langston Hughes, students are able to have a glimpse into why he may have written this story. Also with videos focused on comic creation by a personal favorite author, Scott McLeod, students are able to develop inspiration for their comics and take them to the next level. The comic helps with students who may want to summarize the entire story and every detail but with a comic they will be focusing on the main plot line and how it develops through frames.

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For this lesson we will be looking at Langston Hughes story Thank You, Ma'am.

To begin, click on the link below. You will be taken to a Blendspace that I created centered around the main ideas I would like for you to take away from this assignment. While the Blendspace is up view the videos and pictures to gain a better understanding of who the author is as well as how to create a comic.

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The assignment and story are included in the Blendspace. If for some reason you have trouble printing the text off or reading it use the samples below I have provided.

Source: Blendspace by Google Chrome

Thank You, Ma'am by Langston Hughes Text

Students will use this text of Thank You, Ma'am to answer questions and create a comic regarding the main plot line of the story.


Thank You, Ma'am Assignment

Below is the assignment handout if you have trouble retrieving the work from the Blendspace.

Note Important!: For this assignment I tried to give you the capability to type your answers into the assignment. This will not work. Please print the assignment off and turn in with your filled out answers.


How to fold an 8-panel comic

This video shows you how to properly fold a piece of paper to include 8 panels for your comic that you will create.

I apologize at the end for my face, I couldn't see where the stop button was... so hello!

Source: Ms. Basgall