Taking the environment of urban blacks, Hughes captured in verse and prose its joys and pains, bringing a new realism to the subject. His language, while unadorned in style, remained spirited and true to colloquial speech, and his work was among the first by a black man to gain a multi-racial and national audience.
Students are asked to create a 3D model of one of the major settings in the book. They are challenged to include as many details as possible, including the time of day and season of the year.
In this activity, students create their own bad day by describing a series of events that go wrong for them. Adventure On The Sea - Set the purpose ask them to predict what the story will be about.
African Proverb Illustration - Students will understand how proverbs are used by different cultures to simplify a philosophical belief or explain a basic life truth. Anna Karenina Interviews - In this lesson, students create a series of questions to ask a character of their choice. They use the questions to help them research their character and then write an in-depth newspaper or magazine article about him or her.
Applying Analytical Thinking - Introduce new methodologies when reading and analyzing literature. Aristotle - Students will be able to take this reading and decipher what Aristotle was trying convey about tragedy and how he wrote it. Arthur's Reading Race - Reading and evaluating, giving opinions.
Author Study - In this activity, students research an author of their choosing. They create a detailed report about their author's life and his work. Students are encouraged to use a variety of mediums in their reports. Book Advertisement - In this lesson, students create a movie trailer-type ad to promote their book.
They pick out critical scenes and have classmates act them out. Students then watch the advertisements and choose one of the books to read. Character Traits in the book Charlotte's Web - Character traits and adjectives taught through literature.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - In this activity, students imagine what they would like to have fall from the sky every day and describe what happens when too much of it falls at once.
Cora Unashamed - Students will discuss and comprehend interpretation questions that involve expanding the elements found in the story. Creating A Paragraph - Students will work cooperatively together to reconstruct and agree on a proper paragraph, using sentence strips with the correct topic, detail, and concluding sentences.
Eric Carle - This lesson is a basic study of Eric Carle's work.
The students study his drawings and stories and look for similarities and differences in the works.For thirty years, the longest-running prime-time series on American television has generally | Article from The Washington Post October 22, This is a wonderful collection of classic Hughes stories.
These are wonderful pieces to introduce some to his writings. Some of my favorites are "Cora Unashamed" which was made into a PBS movie, "Slave on the Block", "Spanish Blood", and "Who's Passing for Who" among so many.
Think of Cora, for instance, the maid in his fascinating story "Cora Unashamed," or Clorinda, from the poem "Beale Street Love" ("Love / Is a brown man's fist / With hard knuckles / Crushing the. the attitude of the author toward the reader, audience, or subject matter of a literary work simile A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as.
Analysis of the Naturalism in The Open Boat Wang Meng In literature, naturalism refers to the theory that literary composition should aim at a detached, his short story as his most significant work, among those, The Open Boat is the most worth reading.
You can print "Cora Unashamed" from this Web site or find it in Hughes's book, The Ways of White Folks. Works by Hughes. Note: The word "nigger" is used several times in the short story (though not in the film). Consider using the story as an opportunity to discuss the .