This set of middle school poem activities will introduce your students to several works by Langston Hughes, one of the best-loved American poets! Students will analyze six Langston Hughes poems: "Madam and the Rent Man," "Dreams," "Harlem (Dream Deferred)," "Harlem Night Song," "Mother to Son," and "I, Too."
Using these poetry analysis pages, you'll be able to cover the following reading skills and terms:
-Lines and stanzas
-Sound devices (rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia)
-Figurative language (simile, metaphor, idiom)
-Topic and theme
-Compare and contrast
-Cause and effect
This bundle includes the following poem resources:
- "Madam and the Rent Man" Poem Activities
- "Dreams" and "Harlem (Dream Deferred)" Poem Activities
- "Harlem Night Song" Poem Activities
- "Mother to Son" Poem Activities
- "I, Too" Poem Activities
These poem activities are a great addition to Black History Month!
As a bonus, I've also included a tic-tac-toe choice board containing nine writing prompts, all about themes, characters, or real-life issues found in these six poems. Since it is specifically meant to accompany these six poems, this Langston Hughes writing activity is not available individually - only as part of this bundle!