Distance Learning Langston Hughes Poetry and Activities

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
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17 pages
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  1. 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
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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):

Making Metaphors

For another author's study, try my 6 day unit on Robert Frost: (also in a bundle incorporating the movie Dead Poets Society).

Robert Frost

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Robin Behringer

Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

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