Langston Hughes in Chicago, April 1942. (Jack Delano, Underwood Archives/Getty Images)


Coming Home from the Life of Langston Hughes can be purchased here.

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes can be purchased here.

Reading Plan

Day 1: CH pages 1-4. PYP pages 27,14. Watch video.

Day 2: CH pages 5-8. PYP pages 10, 16. Listen to audio.

Day 3: CH pages 9-12. PYP pages 15,16,17.

Day 4: CH 13,14. PYP pages 23, 36, 39, 44. Watch video.


Biography Map: Using CH and online sources complete this worksheet with information about Langston Hughes. Download for free here.

Literary Devices: Complete worksheets (page one pictured below) about literary devices found on Hughes’ poetry. Answers are included. Download for free here.

Student poetry: Hughes’ poetry included themes of family, music, Africa, racial identity, and social issues. Have your students choose one of these themes and write a poem. The student must include one of the four literary devices studied in this unit: simile, metaphor, alliteration, or onomatopoeia.

Let them read what they want to read.

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