This is a collection of various texts and activities to motivate students and appreciate life.
*You Tube motivational video link to use throughout the lesson (bell ringer)
*Independently analyzing Mother Teresa's poem "Life Is"
*Complete a graphic organizer for self-reflection
*Small group/jigsaw activity for an informational article (link to NPR)
*Complete a graphic organizer for the article
*Class activity analyzing song lyrics by annotating for literal and figurative language
*Individual short writing about the theme/big message of the song with textual evid.
*Class activity regarding prior knowledge of the MLK speech
*Independent activity of a digital design activity and analysis of a specific part of the text in the speech