Connection to Poetry 1: Langston Hughes - As I Grew Older
Langston Hughes is one of America's most prized poets. This lesson will help support poetry analysis through close reading connections to a Newsela article. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below.
- English: Poetry
- History: Harlem Renaissance, 20th Century History, US History
- Lawmakers, Republican candidates split over Confederate flag display” (1180L)
NOTE: Article should be read at the MAX level.
Learning Objective and Essential Questions
Students will be able to make connections between the issues discussed by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the world today. Through this, they will be able to see that his poetry is still very much relevant today.
They will also be able to answer the following Essential Questions using Newsela Write:
- What was Hughes’ message to people? What was he trying to communicate?
- What future do you think Hughes envisioned for his country?
- How close do you think we are to accomplishing this? What do we still need to change as a nation in order to achieve this goal?
Common Core Standards for English:
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