The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

The dream keeper and other poems

Bibliographic Information: Hughes, Langston. (1994). The Dream Keeper and Other Poems. New York: Knopf.

Brief Annotation: This book is a series of short poems by Langston Hughes.

Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: 3-6

Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy reading poetry, and children who enjoy reading about history.

Rating/Response: 4 These poems are fantastic, and they are fantastic for teaching a variety of skills for students.  They are very thought provoking.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: While I read the poem, listen for what it means to you.

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a good book for teaching questioning because the poems are very thought provoking.  There is a lot of potential for teachers to ask thick and thin questions; there is also much potential for children to ask questions that the poem brings up in them.

Posted by: Emily Busch

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