We’ve been studying the story “Thank You M’am” by Langston Hughes for a bit over two months. It’s part of our literature segment in the EFL program.
I felt that my deaf and hard of hearing students need to review the story before taking the summative assessment.
I found a video which was obviously made by young people – Mrs. Jones in the video has braces! The creators stuck to the basic story line but there are some obvious differences. That actually is useful, as the higher order thinking skill “Comparing and Contrasting” is one we are working on.
Although I’m using this video review without the soundtrack for obvious reasons, I think the fact that you can see the characters talking but not hear them serves as a useful review for students without a hearing loss as well. Especially as the video is not entirely faithful to the text . One example I found amusing was that the creators felt the need to take inflation into account – Mrs. Jones gives Roger TWENTY dollars instead of ten.
On the other hand, the dialogue serves as more material to compare. In short – enjoy!