Introduction to a raisin in the Sun: The American Dream



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Group Names: _______________________________________________________

Period: _____



Introduction to A Raisin in the Sun: The American Dream

Instructions: Working in a small group, collaborate—make sure that every voice in your group is used and heard. Each group member must contribute at least one idea to your list. Assign the role of scribe to one group member to capture your discussion below.

STEP 1: The American Dream…..
DISCUSSION PROMPT:

When we talk about “The American Dream,” what do we mean?




LOOKS LIKE

SOUNDS LIKE

FEELS LIKE














































































































STEP 2: Now, categorize your ideas above by placing one of the following symbols next to it in the column to the left of your idea.

S = Social P = Political $ = Economical

E = Educational R = Religious
STEP 3: Which groups of people have had trouble attaining “The American Dream?”




















STEP 4: What are some of the obstacles to achieving The American Dream?

[Use your list and category designations to guide your discussion.]



Obstacle #1


Obstacle #2


Obstacle #3



STEP 5: Given the obstacles that some Americans have to overcome, what makes the American Dream appealing?

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Name: _______________________________________________Period: _____

Introduction to A Raisin in the Sun: Pre-Reading Make-A-Prediction

The preface to A Raisin in the Sun is the poem “Harlem” from the collection “Montage of a Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes.


1. What is the purpose of a preface?

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2. Define. What do the words montage and deferred mean?

MONTAGE:

DEFERRED:



3. Read “Harlem” from “Montage of a Dream Deferred.”
4. Using the Figurative Language Chart on the back, identify the similes and metaphors in the poem. Do at least four on your own, then share in your small group and add to your chart as needed.
5. What is the mood of the poem? Identify key words that create mood, such as sensory details.




































6. Then discuss: What central question does the poem ask?

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7. Even though the poem is phrased as a list of questions, Hughes is making a statement. What is Hughes’ message about dreams deferred?

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8. Discuss: Do you agree with Hughes? Give examples from personal experiences, books, television, or film plots about what happens when dreams are lost. Then, respond below.

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9. Why do you think Hansberry chose this poem as her preface? What do you think the play A Raisin in the Sun may be about?

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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE CHART


LINE #

STATEMENT, PHRASE OR QUESTION

TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

MEANING/MESSAGE













































































“Harlem” from “Montage of a Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes




What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up

Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore—

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over—

Like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags

Like a heavy load.


Or does it explode?


Name: ________________________________________________Period: _____

Exit Ticket: Introduction to A Raisin in the Sun “The American Dream”
On your own, write out your definition of “The American Dream.” Use complete sentences and include the prompt in your response.

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Name: ________________________________________________Period: ______

Exit Ticket: Introduction to A Raisin in the Sun “The American Dream”
On your own, write out your definition of “The American Dream.” Use complete sentences and include the prompt in your response.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Name: ________________________________________________Period: _____

Exit Ticket: Introduction to A Raisin in the Sun “The American Dream”
On your own, write out your definition of “The American Dream.” Use complete sentences and include the prompt in your response.

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