Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes
by Floyd Cooper. Philomel Books, 1994.
* After reading this book, answer the following questions in complete sentences and reflective thoughts before going on with your invitation.
1. How do you think being alone so much as a young child helped shape Langston Hughes' life?
2. Langston's Granma believed a boy needed heroes. What heroes do today's students look to? What makes them heroes?
3. Books played an important role in shaping Langston's life.
4. Langston always wanted a "home". He finally settled that
home was "in him". What to you think that means?
* Research Langston Hughes and develop a family tree for him.
** Select a poem by Langston Hughes that you like. Illustrate it.
*** What is a hero? Create a brochure on one of your heroes. Be sure to include your characteristics of a hero, and why your person is a hero to you. Also give a brief biography of this person.
**** In the Library, research Langston Hughes. Create a time line of events in his life.
This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center. © July 1998 Judith Peckham http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/jpeckham/