This resource is a great way to introduce your students to Langston Hughes. It includes:
-- a pre-reading vocabulary activity,
-- four biographical reading passages with questions (comprehension and language), and
-- a page of short essay-answer questions.
Students do not have to have read Hughes’ works to complete the activities in this product and of course the activities can be used over more or less than five days, as it suits the teacher and the needs of the class.
The passages are:
“Young Langston Hughes”,
“Hughes in the World”,
“Hughes’ Rise as a Writer”,
and “Hughes’ Final Years”.
Each one is between 400 and 500 words in length. I have also included the four biographical passages as one continuous reading text if the teacher prefers to use the material this way.
The comprehension and language questions with the reading passages can be used in class as bellringer/warm-up activities.
A full answer key is included.
Sources of information about Langston Hughes are books and reputable websites. A list of sources is included.
The following product is a FREE resource. The format is similar to that of 5 Days with Langston Hughes:
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I have many other author biographical studies, please have a look:
4 Days with F. Scott Fitzgerald
5 Days with Elie Wiesel
4 Days with Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird
5 Days with O. Henry and The Gift of the Magi
5 Days with Henry David Thoreau
5 Days with William Shakespeare
5 Days with Edgar Allan Poe
5 Days with Jack London
5 Days with Mark Twain
5 Days with Charles Dickens and a Christmas Carol
5 Days with George Orwell