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Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

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Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Shari Fetterhoff

Walnut Creek, California

Maureen Carroll

Pleasanton, California


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





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Literary Graffiti

Grades   9 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Literary Graffiti

Literary Graffiti, a high school version of the Doodle Splash student interactive, also aims to teach students to visualize what they are reading to help them develop as readers.


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1. Read "Dreams" by Langston Hughes in The Dream Keeper and Other Poems. Read both the "Introduction" and "A Personal Note" for background information on the author and the poem. "Dreams" can also be found online.

2. Preview the Literary Graffiti interactive tool. Make certain all computers have the Shockwave plug-in downloaded. If not, follow instructions for downloading at the Shockwave Player Download Center

Note: For this lesson, it would be helpful for students to already be familiar with various types and elements of poetry.

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