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Teaching Dreams

Dreams

The poem 'Dreams' by Langston Hughes is about the importance of dreams and their ability to empower, strengthen and sustain an individual's life. In the poem, Hughes implores the reader to “hold fast to dreams” because life without dreams is like a “broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes
Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates. Copyright 1994 by Langston Hughes Estate.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why are dreams important?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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