Class Agenda #80- Connecting The American Dream


  • Timer- “Dreams” Fleetwood Mac (1977, 4:23)


Opening Prompt-:

  • Reread “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes.
  • What is the connection between this text and “When The Negro Was Is Vogue” by Langston Hughes?

Spend 3 minutes looking at the picture, and jotting down your answers to the the opening prompt.

Share at your table


SLT- I can analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

SLT-I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.



Making comparisons between texts can be tricky, but not impossible-

Think of The Jordan IX’s and The Jordan IV’s- they’re both Jordans.

The Jordan XII’s and Adidas shell-tops? they’re both sneakers.


Making a comparison between two texts-

1– write the names of the two texts, authors and what they have in common.

2-  quote from one text and explain what it means.

3- quote from other text, explain it and how it’s compare to the first text.

5 minutes- Rewrite your opening using these steps.

Group Work- 

Today we’re going to do a reader’s theater piece for “Let America Be Great Again” by Langston Hughes


  • Each group member must read at least 1 word.
  • Decide who is going to say what, how they’re going to say it, and then practice reading it a few times.
  • Present standing from your table, to the class.
Reading- “Let America Be Great Again” by Langston Hughes

Class Work-

  • Practice your Readers Theater Performance 

  • Preform today’s paragraph from your seats to the class. 

  • Longer Performance for a quiz grade tomorrow.

Home Work- Read for 30 Minutes/ Write 1 Page independently in your notebook.


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