Hearing the Poetry of Langston Hughes Through the Sounds of Jazz
This Hearing the Poetry of Langston Hughes Through the Sounds of Jazz lesson plan also includes:
Students have an appreciation of Langston Hughe's poetry and his use of jazz rhythms, have the ability to read poetry closely, and freewrite to gain a fresh perspective on music and literature.
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