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FREE Langston Hughes Biography

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
1 page


The FREE Product Includes:

  • a one-page Biography on Langston Hughes

Click HERE for an easy-to-implement FOUR-DAY LESSON PLAN will introduce your students to a collection of poems about DREAMS by Langston Hughes.

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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Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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