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76 resources with the keyterm langston hughes

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Literary Analysis Essays: Analyzing Character

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After an overview of the format of the literary analysis essay, viewers examine paragraphs that model “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D” level work. Each graded paragraph is followed with an analysis which explains the score. A real strength of the...
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Investigating the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
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"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
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...
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What Is the American Dream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
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War and Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A band of brothers or the Devil's agents? Nobel warriors freeing the oppressed or mercenaries working for the military/industrial complex? Groups examine poems from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II to determine the poets'...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Use Langston Hughes's poem, "Words Like Freedom," to explore the concepts of freedom and liberty. Learners read the poem, determine the theme, and use the provided graphic organizer to examine the connotative and denotative meanings of...
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We Sing America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pair the famous poems "I Hear America Singing," by Walt Whitman, and "I, Too, Sing America," by Langston Hughes, with a more recent poem by Elizabeth Alexander called "Praise Song for the Day" to demonstrate a theme and introduce your...
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Personification

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Introduce your young scholars to personification. The literary device is clearly defined and illustrated with clever examples. Opportunities for guided and independent practice using poems by Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes are also...
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Smithsonian In Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Take poetry off the page and put it into terms of movement, physical space and, finally, music with this series of three lessons from the Smithsonian Institution. This resource introduces students to two poetic forms that originated as...
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Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A carefully crafted three-day lesson plan 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 plan...
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Poets Got Them Blues

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Contemplate what music learners listen to and why they listen. Can they find poetry within music lyrics? Specifically hone in on blues lyrics and ruminate upon the social issues prevalent in the themes. Particular song lyrics coincide...
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Themes of Perseverance: Langston Hughes

For Students 9th - 12th
The class reads a short comment on the symbolism of rivers in the Langston Hughes poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." They respond to a question about the relationship between rivers and the black community and a question about the...
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A Raisin In The Sun

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders complete a brief journal entry explaining what they would do with one million dollars. They read and discuss "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes. Students finish reading Act I of A Raisin In The Sun and identify the...
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Can the World Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit 1 Task 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Personification #2

For Students 7th - 11th
Langston Hughes’ poem, Fall Leaves, provides the text for a personification identification worksheet. Pupils underline examples of this literary device and then write an explanation of how it is used in the poem.
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Is the World a Fair and Just Place? Unit 1 Task 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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"Salvation" by Langston Hughes

For Students 8th - 9th
"Salvation," a short story written by Langston Hughes, is about religion and one boy's struggle to believe in Jesus. After reading the text with your class (not provided), distribute the four short-answer questions listed here. Readers...
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The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students compare and contrast African-American, Asian-American, Chicano and Native-American movements with the civil rights movement and are exposed to the sociopolitical and economic factors involved in the rise of social movements.
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Exploring the 1920s

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore American artists from the 1920s.  For this U.S. history and fine arts lesson, students visit several stations to view documents, listen to music, observe artwork, and answer written questions about  Duke Ellington, Louis...
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The Poetry and Prose of Langston Hughes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover the poetry of Langston Hughes. In this social issues lesson plan, 11th graders experience the views of Langston Hughes. Students read Hughes' poetry and discuss the basic theme. Students evaluate the political,...
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The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze the use of voice in Langston Hughes' poetry. For this poetry analysis lesson, students define voice in poetry and write journal entries to develop their voice as writers. Students write a poem with a clear voice or write...
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Reading Rainbow: Making Do

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the conditions during the Great Depression and how people coped. They read poems by Langston Hughes, watch the Reading Rainbow video for, Uncle Jed's Barbershop, and write an original story about living in the Great...