Day 1

Langston Hughes: Poems Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read the following poems, published between 1921 and 1930:

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

"Mother to Son"


"My People"

"The Weary Blues"

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  2. 2

    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  3. 3

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as...

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