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- Your middle school students will gain an appreciation of the life and poetry of Langston Hughes in this collection of three poems about DREAMS. This easy-to-implement 4 day lesson plan will introduce your students to the life of Langston Hughes, a collection of his poems, and a creative writing acti$7.60$9.50Save $1.90
- 1. Your students will enjoy creating metaphors with this original and engaging activity. You can teach it as a stand-alone activity or as a launch for a Poetry Unit or Unit on Figurative Language. Activity allows for student choice while enabling them to work at their own pace. Always a BIG hit!This$16.40$20.50Save $4.10
UPDATED!!! Perfect to help your students gain an appreciation of the life and poetry of Langston Hughes or to celebrate Black History Month. This collection of three poems about DREAMS will introduce your students to the life of Langston Hughes, his poetry, and a creative writing activity that will have them making their own metaphors.
UPDATED to now offer 3 versions: PRINT & GO, an EDITABLE version you can make your own, and a DIGITAL version so your students can complete these lessons electronically.
This NO-PREP Resource Includes:
- The Big Picture question, Essential Questions and CCSS
- Notes to the Teacher detailing what to do on each of the 4 days of the mini-unit
- 4 key Vocabulary Terms
- a one-page Biography on Langston Hughes
- an optional one-page synopsis of America during the life of Langston Hughes
- Analysis of 3 Poems: "A Dream Deferred", "The Dream Keeper", and "Dreams"
- A Creative Writing activity where students rewrite their own version of "Dreams"
- a PDF PRINT & GO version with links to an EDITABLE version and a DIGITAL version
- Decorated Stationary for students to write their final "Dreams" rewrite
For more on Figurative Language, try my high-interest activity on Metaphors (also included in a bundle):
For another author's study, try my 6 day unit on Robert Frost: (also in a bundle incorporating the movie Dead Poets Society).
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