In this lesson students will watch the linked video to John Green's Crash Course to English Lit about Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance and answer the provided comprehension questions. John Green is the author of the novel The Fault in Our Stars and many other great adolescent lit books. This is a wonderful introduction to Langston Hughes. The video is 11 minutes long. The questions are in the form of a Microsoft Word Doc and a link is provided to the fully editable Google Doc. This is Google Classroom ready! There are 15 questions for the students to answer. The questions include vocabulary. I love these videos. I have found students pay attention more when they have questions to answer. John Green does a fantastic job breaking down a few of the poet's famous poems.
I typically have my students watch independently so they can answer the questions at their own pace.