Reflection: Relevance Langston Hughes Delivers a Message About His English B Class - Section 2: Building Knowledge


I chose this video clip because of its relevance to my students.  Even though the high school student who spoke in the video is from the south,  he spoke of feeling different from others because of his race.  He also experienced what Hughes was hoping for; a transcending of racial limitations.  I found that many of my students of color especially liked listening to the video clip with comments such as: "He reminds me of...." and "I like how he speaks normally."  You may want to used this video clip or another one found on line which would be more relevant to your student population.

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Langston Hughes Delivers a Message About His English B Class

Unit 13: Expressive Writing
Lesson 9 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and interpret themes and give supporting evidence from the poem, Theme for English B, by using a poetry analysis organizer.

Big Idea: Helping students determine theme and poetic devices by using a TP-CASTT poetry analysis organizer and a rigorous comprehension quiz.

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