Ch 11: Lesson Plans for Langston Hughes' Poetry

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This collection of lesson plan outlines is designed to help teachers create lessons about Langston Hughes' poetry. This convenient online chapter can also help you enhance your lessons with in-class teaching supplements.

Lesson Plans for Langston Hughes' Poetry - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this teacher resource chapter for a variety of lesson plan outlines that cover Langston Hughes' most important poems, including 'Salvation', 'A Dream Deferred' and 'Harlem'. Our lesson plans also explore the Harlem Renaissance and other poems from the Jazz Age.

Once you've planned your Langston Hughes unit, you can use the chapter's fun and bite-sized lessons in the classroom to engage your students. These lessons also come with quizzes that you can assign your students to test their understanding of Langston Hughes and his work. You can access these teaching resources at any time using your computer or mobile device.

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  • Helps plan units and lessons: Helps you design your own Langston Hughes poetry unit whenever you have free time.
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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Langston Hughes poetry lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Langston Hughes poems you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your English class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Langston Hughes poetry lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important literary concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Langston Hughes-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

16 Lessons in Chapter 11: Lesson Plans for Langston Hughes' Poetry
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Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

1. Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

Get your jazz on with infamous poet Langston Hughes. This lesson plan can be used to teach students both the life and work of the poet with an engaging video for instruction weaved with high level questions. Ask students to apply concepts and get jazzy.

Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

2. Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

Langston Hughes was a popular poet from the Harlem Renaissance. His Jazz Age poems, including 'Harlem' and 'I, Too, Sing America,' discussed the racism facing African Americans in the 1920s and '30s.

A Dream Deferred Lesson Plan

3. A Dream Deferred Lesson Plan

Langston Hughes used his writing, particularly his poetry, to capture the longing and needs experienced by African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This lesson discusses Hughes' poem, ''Harlem'', and provides your students with a glimpse into the mind of a writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

Harlem By Langston Hughes: Analysis & Overview

4. Harlem By Langston Hughes: Analysis & Overview

Langston Hughes was one of the most popular writers from 'The Harlem Renaissance,' a cultural period in the United States during the 1920s. 'Harlem' is one of Langston Hughes's most well-known poems, which you'll learn about in this lesson.

Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am Lesson Plan

5. Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am Lesson Plan

What was Langston Hughes trying to teach us when he wrote ''Thank You, Ma'am''? In this lesson plan, students will identify the meaning of the short story and write a thank you note to one of the characters.

Salvation by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

6. Salvation by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the essay 'Salvation' by Langston Hughes with this lesson plan. Use our text lesson alongside the essay to aid analysis as you guide students through key ideas and an interactive activity exploring literary devices, tone, and theme.

Salvation by Langston Hughes Summary

7. Salvation by Langston Hughes Summary

Langston Hughes, the famous poet and author, wrote about the black experience in America. In this lesson, we'll explore how a church revival meeting he attended as a 12-year-old changed his life.

Let America Be America Again Lesson Plan

8. Let America Be America Again Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students analyze the author's tone and point of view about what America represents as they read 'Let America be America Again' by Langston Hughes.

Hughes' Let American Be America Again: Analysis & Meaning

9. Hughes' Let American Be America Again: Analysis & Meaning

What does it mean to let America be America again? Poet Langston Hughes had a few thoughts about that. In this lesson, we'll explore his poem, 'Let America Be America Again', and the meaning behind his words.

I, Too Sing America by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

10. I, Too Sing America by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

This lesson plan utilizes a video lesson analyzing Hughes' popular poem, as well as an activity involving writing a similar poem. An exit ticket and extension ideas are also included.

Dreams by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

11. Dreams by Langston Hughes Lesson Plan

This lesson plan utilizes a text lesson as well as discussion questions and a poem writing activity to summarize and analyze ~'Dreams~' by Langston Hughes. The lesson concludes with a quiz as an exit ticket.

Dreams by Langston Hughes: Summary & Analysis

12. Dreams by Langston Hughes: Summary & Analysis

Have you given up on a dream or are you still holding on? In Langston Hughes' poem 'Dreams,' the author illustrates the importance of having dreams. In this lesson, we'll summarize the poem and analyze what Hughes meant.

Theme for English B Lesson Plan

13. Theme for English B Lesson Plan

This lesson plan supports teachers who are teaching a unit on Langston Hughes in which they wish to incorporate the poem 'Theme for English B.' Students will read a text lesson, interpret the poem, and compare it to other works by this author.

Langston Hughes Activities

14. Langston Hughes Activities

Langston Hughes was a great American poet, and a great figure to help students engage with US history, the Harlem Renaissance, or American poetry. These activities can help with any of those goals.

Langston Hughes Mother to Son Lesson Plan

15. Langston Hughes Mother to Son Lesson Plan

Who was Langston Hughes? What message did he offer in his writing? In this lesson plan, students will learn about the author and complete an activity related to his poem, ~'Mother to Son.~'

Let America be America Again Discussion Questions

16. Let America be America Again Discussion Questions

'Let America be America Again' is a famous poem by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes. Use these discussion questions with your middle and high school students after reading the poem.

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