CommonLit Mini Unit – Heroes – “Sonnet”

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James Weldon Johnson

This poem by James Weldon Johnson is part of CommonLit’s 7th grade mini unit for heroes. Johnson was an impactful writer and civil rights activist. These mini units have been created for distance learning, and are great for keeping students attentive while out of the school environment. More excerpts and full units can be found on the CommonLit website.

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