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Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Poetry Analysis Unit Bundle
Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities? This set of interactive notebook guided close reading lessons for Langston Hughes’s poetry includes the poems "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Dreams," "Mother to Son," and "Harlem" (Dream Deferred). The lessons are
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Renaissance Poetry: Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, and Raleigh
This British Literature Poetry Unit includes: 1. 126 slide ppt that walks through sonnet form, brief author bios, and poems (listed below). Check out the preview for the style! 2. 48 question multiple choice test (that you can edit and pull from to incorporate into any assessment). Answer Key i
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Langston Hughes + Harlem Renaissance Poetry Question Trail - Engaging Activity!
Want to spice up your lessons on poetry or the Harlem Renaissance and engage ALL of your students? Get your students moving and interacting with this unique high-interest activity that takes students on a “trail” around the room! Use this to practice identifying devices or to review for an assessmen
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Renaissance Poetry Explication Guide
This packet includes a reading guide for Renaissance poetry from William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Andrew Marvell, Robert Herrick and John Donne. It includes a note-taking guide for the common themes of the period and the literary devices such as understatement, hyberbole, an
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Sonnets Playing with Renaissance Poetry with Petrarch RECENTLY UPDATED
Poetry doesn't have to be just for Language Arts. Celebrate one of the earliest Renaissance poets, Petrarch, who wrote sonnets long before Shakespeare came on the scene. In this common-core aligned lesson students merge humanist values of romantic love with working in a structured poem. Students ar

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Renaissance Poetry Packet (An Introduction to Renaissance Poetry)
This compressed folder contains both a PDF copy as well as a Microsoft Word editable copy of my Renaissance Poetry Packet. The packet introduces students to the literary concepts of Pastoral Poetry and Carpe Diem. It also includes links to two video biographies for Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walt
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Harlem Renaissance Poetry Unit: Race & the American Dream | A Dream Deferred
These three challenging but accessible poems from the Harlem Renaissance all deal with themes of the American Dream. Within that broad topic, "Harlem" (also known as "Dreams" or "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes, “Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem,” by Helene Johnson, and "We Were the Mask" by Paul
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Renaissance Poetry Unit Powerpoint
This powerpoint includes: -Definitions and examples of literary terms addressed in poetry (including lyric poems, pastoral/anti-pastoral, carpe diem, & sonnets) -Example annotations and detailed analysis of numerous poems -Directions for student annotations / analysis of poetry -Journal prompts
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Harlem Renaissance Poetry Activities - 20 Poems with 7 Writing Prompts Each!
This presentation uses Harlem Renaissance poetry as the basis for reflection and poetry analysis. Prompts are quick and require textual evidence. I used this as a bellwork activity.
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Renaissance Poetry- Sir Thomas Wyatt
This worksheet includes two of Wyatt's Poems ("Whoso List to Hunt" and "Varium et Mutabile") with essay questions to accompany them. The poems are annotated (a bit) and have some background information that will help students decode the purpose and meaning of the poems (in relation to the historica
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Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Poetry Unit Overview
Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities? This lesson provides background information about the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, and jazz poetry through primary source images and links to video clips. It includes a literary analysis writing assignment

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Harlem Renaissance Poetry Exploration - for Black History Month or Any Month
Students explore the Harlem Renaissance through poetry. Great for Black History month, American Literature, AP Literature, or simply to explore some amazing poets and their works. First students choose either Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, W.E.D. Du Bois, or Maya Angelou. Then students read two bio
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Harlem Renaissance and Poetry
This presentation allows students to glimpse the atmosphere surrounding poetry written during the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes.
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Renaissance Poetry ~ Quatrains ('Student Assignment)
While teaching the poetry of the Renaissance, we get to stanzas and rhyme scheme. This assignment is for students to creatively write their own quatrains in different rhyme schemes. Once done, I can quickly assess which students "get it" and which ones I need to reteach.
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Renaissance Poetry Worksheet
This worksheet features poetic definitions (available from the free resource "Renaissance Poetry Vocabulary"). Also featured are short answer analytical questions from the following poems: Edmund Spencer, Sonnet 1, Sonnet 35, and Sonnet 75 Philip Sydney, Sonnet 31 and Sonnet 39 Christopher Marlowe,
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Roaring Twenties- Harlem Renaissance- Poetry
Harlem Renaissance Poetry • Langston Hughes- The Negro Speaks of Rivers • Langston Hughes- I Too • Countee Cullen- "Hey, Black Child" • Claude McKay- If We Must Die Directions: Read two poems and complete the analysis sheet in order to learn more about the Era  
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Harlem Renaissance: Poetry Analysis
In an effort to explore poets of the Harlem Renaissance other than Langston Hughes (I have a different assignment covering him in depth), I created this activity with a famous or poignant poem from 6 other poets, male and female: Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Angela Weld Grimke, Claude McKay, Georgia
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Renaissance Poetry
This short 8-slide PowerPoint is a good accompaniment in teaching selected works from five major English Renaissance poets--Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Robert Herrick, Andrew Marvell, and Sir Walter Raleigh. This PowerPoint does not include any biographical information on these poets.
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Harlem Renaissance: Poetry of Langston Hughes
Students read, discuss, and analyze 8 Langston Hughes poems, selected for their fame but also for the variety of styles and social commentary they represent. I like to have students work in pairs to break down the text (each poem is fairly short) and then meet with another pair to compare their thou
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Renaissance Poetry Formative Assessment
This assessment provides a poem and then asks analytical questions on the poem. A re-do is provided, for a total of two assessments.
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Renaissance Poetry Vocabulary
Renaissance Poetry Vocabulary: Sonnet – a fourteen-line lyric poem with a single theme written in iambic pentameter Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet – divided into an octave (8 lines), rhyming abba abba, followed by a sestet (6 lines), rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd Spenserian sonnet – rhyming abab bcbc
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Renaissance Poetry - Quatrains FREE Bellwork Assignment
After we have gone over the vocabulary and formats of poetry, I hand out several bellwork assignments that require the students to not just know and identify the terms we use in discussion and writing about poetry and song, but requires students to APPLY what they know. It only takes about 10 minut
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AP English Literature Harlem Renaissance Poetry Pairing and Writing Prompt
2 poems from the Harlem Renaissance are paired together to compare and contrast the themes of racial pride and personal dignity. Langston Hughes' Harlem Sweeties is paired with Claude McKay's Harlem Dancer. Students have 2 writing prompts to pick from that will prepare them for the open-ended writin
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Shakespeare: Sonnet 29, Sonnet 116. and Sonnet 130 Lecture, Notes and Quiz
This British Literature Poetry Unit includes: 1. 42 slide ppt that walks through close reading of poems (listed below). Check out the preview for the style! 2. 12 question multiple choice quiz (that you can edit and pull from to incorporate into any assessment). Answer Key included! 3. PDF with
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Hip Hop or Harlem Renaissance: Fun Quiz to Connect Hip Hop to Poetry
Want to hook your students on Harlem Renaissance poetry?! This engaging 10-question "quiz" challenges students to determine if lines are from hip hop lyrics or Harlem Renaissance poetry. Your students will be stumped on these lines, which feature favorite poets like Langston Hughes and Countee Cull
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Langston Hughes Author Study Worksheet, Easy Biography Activity, CCSS
Skip the typical Langston Hughes introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this Harlem Renaissance writer’s life with the “Author Bio” print-and-go activity. This single-page worksheet is a powerful research organizer that’ll get students digging deep into
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Harlem Renaissance Introduction Learning Stations -- Perfect for Poetry
Instead of delivering a (dare I say it) boring lecture on the Harlem Renaissance, let your students discover what this literary and cultural movement is all about with these engaging learning stations. This activity comes with 4 different stations, each of which contains an text/excerpt that reveals
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Harlem Renaissance Paired Passage: "If We Must Die" Poem & 1919 Race Riots
The Harlem Renaissance was an exciting time of rebirth for African American arts and culture. It was not, however, a time free from turmoil, discrimination, and hardship. Help your students celebrate the beauty and power of Harlem Renaissance poetry while exploring the suffering of the race riots of
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British Literature: The English Renaissance - Historical and Literary Background
This Powerpoint presentation introduces students to the historic events occurring during the English Renaissance. The major literary movements are also introduced along with a guide to reading and understanding Renaissance poetry.
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Studying the Harlem Renaissance
These bundled lesson plans - about three 50-minute class periods - serve as an overview to the Harlem Renaissance and an introduction to the poetry of the movement. These three lessons would work well within a larger poetry unit, during Black History Month (February), or simply between larger units.
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Three Shades of John Donne - Metaphysical Poetry
This lesson set offers a mature look at the metaphysical poetry of John Donne. I expanded the lesson set available in the Prentice Hall/Pearson British Tradition textbook. Please note that this lesson set discusses, in part, Donne's focus on physical love by examining an excerpt (American conceit) f
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Thematic Unit Plans: Inquiry Based | American Dream Poetry, Non-fiction, & Film
Looking for multiple voices and perspectives to add to your thematic unit on The American Dream or The Great Gatsby? Hoping to integrate an inquiry based unit to your ELA class? Want your students to question the complicated reasons why the American Dream is not always attainable for all? Add ne
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"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and "The Nymph's Reply" Lecture and Quiz
This British Literature Poetry Unit includes: 1. 28 slide ppt that walks through brief author bios, and poems (listed below). Check out the preview for the style! 2. 6 question multiple choice quiz (that you can edit and pull from to incorporate into any assessment). Answer Key included! 3. PDF
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British Literature Poetry Unit
This is a 42-page compilation of many core selections of British poetry, starting with the Renaissance, going to the Restoration Period, then Romanticism, and finally the Victorian Age. All reading selections are included on student handouts with eye-catching images and thoughtful comprehension/anal
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Immigration and the American Dream: Poetry Units
Want to engage your students in the diverse experiences of this country and help your them to feel empathy for those who struggle for the American Dream? Get them exploring, discussing, and writing about the bigger themes of American Literature such as materialism, love, race, family dynamics, clas
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John Donne's "The Sun Rising" Multiple Choice Questions
This assessment consists of 10 multiple choice questions that focus on understanding and analyzing the poem. It also covers some literary terms (conceit, hyperbole, poetic shifts). It also includes an answer key and a copy of the poem. I used this assessment during a unit on British Renaissance p
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