Read and respond to the poetry of Langston Hughes then write original poems using Crayola® Gel Markers.
Become familiar with the poetry of Langston Hughes. Read several of his poems aloud. Discuss each poem and how it is structured. In small groups, read Hughes' poetry together. Identify sound techniques Hughes used to impress his ideas on readers. Share your discoveries and reactions to his poems. Identify characteristics that typify his poetry.
Write your own poems, trying out structures, techniques, and topics similar to those of Langston Hughes. Share poems-in-progress.
Write finished poems on construction paper using Crayola® Gel Markers. Choose colors and writing styles to match the mood and ideas in your poems. Illustrate the text using colored pencils and Crayola Washable Glitter Glue.
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