April Theme: Poetry
April is National Poetry Month and so this month you will find highlights of various poets or anthologies of poetry.
Recommended Grades: 5-8
Lesson idea: Read aloud the poems in Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes and discuss the racial and social history of America at the time. Pair this book with Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes by Floyd Cooper. Discuss ways that Hughes life played a role in his poetry.
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