turn langston hughes biography into a story for children to read

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How does the Langston Hughes biography project contribute to the themes and evolution of children’s literature? (Consider the Hollindale and Orenstein’s readings.) How do Hollindale and Orenstein’s readings influence your thoughts on the roles of fairy tales and other narratives in children’s literature? How does society’s evolving ideologies filter into what is considered acceptable narratives for children? How does your collaboration with the Illustration class and work on your biography project influence what you think are children’s first impressions of human behavior and relationships?

How do Hollindale and Orenstein’s readings influence your thoughts on the roles of fairy tales and other narratives in children’s literature? How does society’s evolving ideologies filter into what is considered acceptable narratives for children? How does your collaboration with the Illustration class and work on your biography project influence what you think are children’s first impressions of human behavior and relationships?

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Use Langston Hughes‘ biography and turns it into a story for elementary students to read. (need at least three citations/ quotes)

-you want to refine these biographies to make the writing as appealing and engaging as possible to readers. This means moving beyond writing them as encyclopedia/wikipedia entries. They can be stories, poems, and even the nonfiction narratives can focus on specific parts of the person’s life you find really interesting. For example, think about the first sentence of your biography. Does it say your writer/artist was born on this day and in this place? You don’t always have to start at the beginning of a person’s life. What was the most interesting fact/detail you learned about your artist/writer? That is often the best starting place to hook your readers. And then you can move forward with the chronology.

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