Lesson: Characterization of Roger & Ms. Jones
Students will complete an assignment in the Language Development Do Now packet.
Today we continuel analyzing "Thank You M'am" by looking at the main characters of this short story. First we will define character traits, types of characters and then we will look directly at Thank You M'am to help us better understand this. Students will also see how characters change over the course of a text.
Who are the two main characters of this story?
Do you think that Langston Hughes purposely only had two characters in this story? Why or Why not?
Teacher will show a power point on characterization that directly relates to the charcters in Thank You Ma'm. There will be opprotunity for discuss and questions are asked throughout the PPT.
When the PPT is complete teacher and student will do a guided notes activity to define the following:
- static character
- dynamic characters
- indirect characterization
- direct characterization
Using the character of Mrs. Jones and the boy in the story, "Thank You M’am", students will use a T Chart chart for comparing and contrasting these characters.
Describe Mrs. Jones and the way she treats Roger. Describe Roger and the way
he responds to Mrs. Jones.
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|Thank You M am Characterization Chart Activity||
|Thank you m am do now s Starter / Do Now||