Day 1

A Raisin in the Sun Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Syrupy Sweet

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will understand the context of the title of the play, and with be able to bring that to bear on their interpretation of the text as they continue reading the play

    Common Core Standards:



    Students will listen to a YouTube video of Langston Hughes reading his poem "Harlem."

    The text of the poem is included a preface to the play in most editions; if it is not, distribute copies. Students will follow along with the text.

    As a class, students should discuss their interpretations...

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