Langston Hughes Teacher Resources
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Explore writers of the civil rights movement through a focused lesson on the Langston Hughes poem I Look at the World. Learners listen to the poem, then complete episodic notes in a graphic organizer. They focus on specific parts of the...
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes
A carefully crafted three-day lesson integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The lesson activates...
9th - 12th
"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice
Discuss the meaning of the phrase tone of voice with the class. They respond to a variety of scenarios where a particular tone would be prevalent. They then read "Mother to Son" without knowing the title and answer some questions about...
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is the World a Fair and Just Place? Unit 1 Task 1
Being able to compare and contrast various images or media to events portrayed in written mediums is a vital skill. Sixth graders compare the Langston Hughes poem, "A Dream Deferred" to images related to the Rosa Parks story. A Venn...
6th CCSS: Designed
Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy
Explore the idea of democratic poetry. Upper graders read Walt Whitman, examining daguerreotypes, and compare Whitman to Langston Hughes. They describe aspects of Whitman's I Hear America Singing to Langston Hughes' Let America Be...
10th - Higher Ed
Can the World Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit 1 Task 1
Sixth through twelfth graders engage in a learning activity to prepare for more rigorous textual analysis. They discuss point of view, theme, and inference as they read the Langston Hughes short story, "Thank You Ma'am" and "The...
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Reading and Writing for Understanding: Booker T. and Langston Hughes
Explore famous Americans by viewing a slide-show presentation and reading their works. Learners view images of poetry by Langston Hughes and famous writings by Booker T. Washington. They read the book More Than Anything Else, and...
K - 5th
Langston Hughes- Mini Biography
When delving into such writings as "I Too Sing America" or "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, don't forget to provide this important historical background information on the Harlem Renaissance...
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable