Lesson: Conflict in Thank You M'am

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify and explain different types of conflict in a text.

Lesson Plan

Do Now:
Students will complete an assignment in the Language Development Do Now packet.

Today we will continue to  analyze "Thank You M'am" by looking at the conflict of this short story.  First we will take reveiw a PowerPoint which will define and identfy the different types of conflict.  Then we will discuss the conflict directly in the short story. And finally we will think about why conflict is necessary to have a great text.

Direct Instruction:
Teacher will show PowerPoint on Conflict.  This powerpoint is interactive and allows students to answer questions and think about the types of conflict in fiction.

Guided Practice
Students will complete the story elements sheet.
Teacher will lead a class discussion on how plot, characters and theme help to better understand the conflict in the story.

Independent Practice:
Students independently will answer the following:
  • There are two types of conflict in Thank You M'am, what are they and provide example from the text of each of them.

Why is conflict a necessary part of a short story or novel?

Lesson Resources

Conflict   Smart Board
Thank you m am do now s   Starter / Do Now


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