~Martin Luther King Jr. Thematic Writing Prompts~
Ready to celebrate one of the most influential Americans of all time? With this packet, you have numerous differentiated writing prompts to use in order to teacher your students about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s character traits. If you purchase this packet you will receive the following items:
*12 word cards describing MLK Jr. to use on an anchor chart.
*3 differentiated thinking maps (each prompting students to
describe MLK Jr.)
~Thinking Map 1: 3 descriptive words
~Thinking Map 2: 5 descriptive words
~ Thinking Map 3: Students create their own thinking map
*3 differentiated writing prompts about MLK Jr.
~“How I will be a good friend like MLK Jr.”
~“How I will be a good friend like MLK Jr.”(trace/fill-in-the-blank)
~“I have a dream...”
* 3 drawing prompts/coloring sheets
~ “Just Martin and Me”
~ “Here is My Dream”
~ MLK Jr.coloring sheet
This product is great for walking your students through the writing process. When teaching this unit I approach it like this:
Day 1: After discussing/reading a story about MLK Jr. together we make and anchor chart describing him and how he was a good friend (this is when the thematic words can be used).
Day 2: Students complete differentiated thinking map based on their individual learning levels.
Day 3: Students create their writing pieces.
Day 4: Students create an illustration or coloring sheet to go with their writing pieces.
*Clipart and Credits*
Martin Luther King Jr. clipart was purchased from CreativeClipsClipart via Etsy.com
Gingham background clipart was purchased from Fancy Dog Studio via Etsy.com
Borders were purchased from Scrappin Doodles via scrappindoodles.com
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