“Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes

Today we read this short story looking at the characterization that Hughes uses. Upon reading this text, students discussed the story, what they expected to happen and what actually happened.

For their writing assignment, students can choose one of the following writing invitations.

  • Write about a time when something happened in your life where you and/or someone else acted in a way you DIDN’T expect.
  • Create a character or characters that you describe using direct or indirect characterization. Remember that we enjoyed the indirect characterization more – it felt more real.
  • Continue the story from Roger’s perspective. What does he do, how does he change? Perhaps you fast forward to when he is an adult – how did this incident change his life?
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