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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|
Walnut Creek, California
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (Knopf, 1994)
- "Let America Be America Again"
- "Theme for English B"
- "I, Too, Sing America"
- Computers with Internet access and the Shockwave plug-in downloaded
Grades 9 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
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.
- Red Hot Jazz: Biography of Langston Hughes
- America’s Story from America’s Library: Langston Hughes [
- A Centennial Tribute to Langston Hughes
- Harlem 1900–1940 Timeline
- “To Negro Writers” (1935) by Langston Hughes
- Teen Ink: Poetry Written by Teens
- Educational Web Design
|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.