Complete unit for teaching Langston Hughes's "I, Too, Sing America." Unit includes Historical Context and Biography on author Langston Hughes accompanied by Comprehension Check questions about the article, notes and relevant poetry analysis terms related to the poem, questions on analysis of the poem itself, Standards Focus Activity on Analysis of Poetry, which guides students through the diction, symbolism, and theme of the poem, Standards Focus Activity on Literary Comparisons, which compares the poem with Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," an Assessment Preparation Activity with a focus on Verbs and Verb Tense with the poem at the core of the activity, an activity leading students through writing their own "Today/Tomorrow" poem, and a 10-question Quiz on poetry terms and the poem itself. 22 pages; answer key included. Directly from the complete guide: Practical Poetry: A Guide to Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars for Poetry in Grades 6-8.
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