Martin Luther King Jr. - What's Your Life's Blueprint? - Digital

Nouvelle ELA
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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10 slides and 12 pages
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This listening comprehension packet contains close reading activities for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “Street Sweeper” speech, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”. You get journal prompts, a close reading activity, extension activities, and a rubric to facilitate grading. This digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and MS OneDrive.

This inspirational speech was delivered at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, six months before King was assassinated. In it, King calls students to think about what they want from their lives, and how they can be their very best selves.

What You Get:

1. Reflective journal prompts/discussion questions for before and after the speech

2. Comprehension questions (and answer key) for a short study of the speech - practice CC-aligned close reading

3. Instructions & Rubric for a mini-project --> students choose from four choices (Inspirational Poster, Mural, Timeline, Creative Journal Entry)

4. Editable rubrics -- set your own weights!

5. Plain-text version for screen readers

6. Paper version

Is your classroom not yet 1:1? That's okay! This makes a great technology center activity. This product also includes the original paper version in black and white for your convenience. If you would like to purchase only the paper version, you can do so here.

Please respect all terms of use as detailed at the end of this document. Enjoy!

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Total Pages
10 slides and 12 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 days
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