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.
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