Read in February, 1st time. Langston Hughes Poems: "I, Too" , "Theme for English B" , "Freedom" , "Words like Freedom" , "Visitors to the Black Belt" , "The Weary Blues" , "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Inspire a love of poetry in your middle school students by teaching these six beloved Langston Hughes poems! This money-saving bundle includes 15 activities for "Dreams," "Harlem," "Madam and the Rent Man," "Mother to Son," "I, Too," and "Harlem Night Song." You'll cover figurative language, characterization, theme, setting, conflict, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, purpose, and much more.
13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements
Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.