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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes

A) Prompt: What is the relationship between the two main characters?


Criteria for Success (25 points)
Directions: Create a short response paper that includes analysis and evidence.
(1) One or Two Sentence Summary
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Summary of novel is clear/brief, helping the reader understand the story

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Summary is vague, missing elements of the whole story

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No summary present

(2) Novel Information


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Author and title (quotes) are introduced

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Author and title are not introduced

(3) Definition of relationship and how it appears in the story.


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2 or more sentences that analyzing if a character changed

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1 analysis sentences OR both sentences say same thing

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Analysis is missing or insufficient

(4) Evidence: Using textual evidence to prove your ideas


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Two quotes are clearly introduced and backing up writers analysis

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Two quotes are introduced vaguely or inaccurately

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No quotes

(5) Conclusion Sentence


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Closing reminds reader of general topic and wraps things up

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No closing sentence
Turn your response in this order: rubric, final draft
Staple the short story (on top) and all papers together and
file in Literature section of binder.
Total points 25

Earned Points ______ x 4 = ______

7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


Beginning

A) Detailed Outline

(1) One or two sentences that summarize the entire story including title and author.
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(2) Definition of relationship and how it appears in the story.
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(3) One or two quotes that proves your ideas.
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(4) Closing statement that restates your idea and sums up the essay.
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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


B) Prompt: What is the hidden meaning of religion in the short story including any symbols that you
might uncover.
Criteria for Success (25 points)
Directions: Create a short response paper that includes analysis and evidence.
(1) One or Two Sentence Summary
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Summary of novel is clear/brief, helping the reader understand the story

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Summary is vague, missing elements of the whole story

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No summary present

(2) Novel Information


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Author and title (quotes) are introduced

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Author and title are not introduced

(3) Description of one religious symbol and its connection to the storys plot.
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2 or more sentences that analyzing one symbol

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1 analysis sentences OR both sentences say same thing

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Analysis is missing or insufficient

(4) Evidence: Using textual evidence to prove your ideas


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Two quotes are clearly introduced and backing up writers analysis

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Two quotes are introduced vaguely or inaccurately

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No quotes

(5) Conclusion Sentence


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Closing reminds reader of general topic and wraps things up

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No closing sentence
Turn your response in this order: rubric, final draft
Staple the short story (on top) and all papers together and
file in Literature section of binder.
Total points 25

Earned Points ______ x 4 = ______

7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


Beginning

B) Detailed Outline

(1) One or two sentences that summarize the entire story including title and author.
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(2) Description of one religious symbol and its meaning.
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(3) How does the religious symbol connect to the story?
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(4) One or two quotes that proves your ideas.
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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


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END
(5) Closing statement that restates your idea and sums up the essay.
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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


C) Prompt: Does this chance encounter change either of the lives of the two protagonists?
Criteria for Success (25 points)
Directions: Create a short response paper that includes analysis and evidence.
(1) One or Two Sentence Summary
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Summary of novel is clear/brief, helping the reader understand the story

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Summary is vague, missing elements of the whole story

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No summary present

(2) Novel Information


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Author and title (quotes) are introduced

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Author and title are not introduced

(3) Definition of the chance encounter and if it changed either character


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2 or more sentences that analyzing if a character changed

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1 analysis sentences OR both sentences say same thing

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Analysis is missing or insufficient

(4) Evidence: Using textual evidence to prove your ideas


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Two quotes are clearly introduced and backing up writers analysis

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Two quotes are introduced vaguely or inaccurately

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No quotes

(5) Conclusion Sentence


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Closing reminds reader of general topic and wraps things up

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No closing sentence
Turn your response in this order: rubric, final draft
Staple the short story (on top) and all papers together and
file in Literature section of binder.
Total points 25

Earned Points ______ x 4 = ______

7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


Beginning

C) Detailed Outline

(1) One or two sentences that summarize the entire story including title and author.
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(2) Description of what a close encounter is and how it happens in the story.
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(3) Analysis if the close encounter of this meeting changed either character.
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(4) One or two quotes that proves your ideas.
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7th Grade Reading: Thank You, Mam by Langston Hughes


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END
(5) Closing statement that restates your idea and sums up the essay.
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