Day 3

Langston Hughes: Poems Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read the following poems, written between 1941 and 1950:

"Harlem Sweeties"

"50-50"

"Life is Fine"

"American Heartbreak"

"This Puzzles Me"

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2
    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail 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

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used...

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