Reflection: Intervention and Extension Analyzing Theme, Conflicts, and Word Choice in Thank you, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. - Section 3: Student Learning Activity


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The term "sponge activity" refers to an activity that soaks up the extra time students might have versus sitting and doing nothing or distracting others who are not done with their work.

 I was looking forward to reading what students would say Roger learned from his experience with Mrs. Jones and her unexpected approach towards punishment but I never got to read the letters because none of my students completed the questions before the class ended.  I wonder if I should have integrated this question on the Reading guide for the higher level students in the class?  I could have eliminated a few of the other questions so that they would have had time to write the letter.  What do you think?

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Analyzing Theme, Conflicts, and Word Choice in Thank you, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes.

Unit 13: Expressive Writing
Lesson 8 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and interpret themes, conflict, and analyze word choice and its impact on the reader by using a reading guide to give supporting evidence from the text.

Big Idea: Students analyze the possible issues that Langston Hughes wanted to explore and expose in his short story.

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