Friday, 9/4

We finished up our plot review at the start of class, and then students received a new story to read — “Thank You, M‘am” by Langston Hughes. We discussed annotation, practiced together with the first paragraph of the story, and then students read and annotated the rest of the story on their own. After discussing the story together, students began a writing pre-assessment activity. Homework: write a paragraph illustrating how Hughes uses the elements of plot to give structure to his story; use direct quotes from the story to give examples of three plot elements, and make sure to explain which part of plot each quote illustrates and why.