Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
Encourage your pupils to imagine their own dreams for the future. After studying three poems by Langston Hughes and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, young poets craft their own dream stanza.
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- The richly detailed resource also includes links to Hughes’ poems and King’s speech
"Salvation" by Langston Hughes
"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...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Langston Hughes: Dream Variations
Students examine African-American communal life. In this Langston Hughes instructional activity, students read poetry by Hughes in order to gain insight into the Harlem community. Students select artwork that represents their community.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
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 Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We Sing America
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You
Learners 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. Learners write a poem with a clear voice or write...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Investigations: Langston Hughes and Revision
Students discover how to improve their writing through the revision process. In this narrative writing lesson, students view examples of Langston Hughes' poem "Ballad of Booker T." and note the changes that were made to his original...
5th - 6th English Language Arts