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by Langston Hughes

1921

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Negro Speaks of Rivers " by Langston Hughes.

The speaker in this famous Langston Hughes poem uses symbolism to explain the connection they feel between their ancestry and identity.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes America unique?" and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: