hughesLast month’s poetry project was a success. Students chose to recite “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” or write their own poem about winter. They had some great poems. I hope to share some of them on our blog very soon!

This month our project will focus on the poetry of Langston Hughes.  James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

Students can once again choose between reciting one of the selected poems or a writing assignment. Learning to be comfortable when speaking in public is an important 5th grade goal. As a 5th grader, you will have an exciting public speaking assignment at the end of the year. I encourage you to practice now by choosing Project Choice #1.

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