Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google

Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Activity & MLK Day Bulletin Board for Google
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These 10-minute writing activities encourage elaboration and promote higher-level thinking skills! Using quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students practice thinking globally and elaborating on their ideas. Students write a short, multi-paragraph essay in about 10 minutes, which makes these activities perfect for Standardized Test practice! Graphic Organizers help students think through their ideas.

Students gain confidence in their ability to think and write quickly!

You can distribute the assignment to your students via Google Classroom.

This product includes the following:

  1. Teacher Resources
  2. Slideshow with Inspirational Quotes from Dr. King
  3. Graphic Organizers to Help Students Organize Their Thinking
  4. Bulletin Board, Writing Portfolio, and Writing Journal Resources

Teacher Resources

  1. How to Use This Product
  2. Tips for Time-Saving Feedback
  3. Teacher Directions & Script
  4. List of 10 Writing Prompts
  5. Suggested Resources for Additional Research
  6. A Sample Written Essay
  7. Editable Rubric

Slideshow of Inspirational Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (The slides include the name of the speech or sermon and the date.)

Themes include:

  1. altruism
  2. character
  3. education
  4. friendship/enemies
  5. good vs. evil
  6. hope
  7. independent thinking
  8. influencing others
  9. integrity
  10. intelligence
  11. love/hate
  12. loving enemies
  13. meaning of life
  14. overcoming adversity
  15. perseverance
  16. service to others

This is How it Works:

  1. Students reflect on the meaning of Dr. King's statement.
  2. Students relate the theme to a literary work, class discussion, or film.
  3. They relate the theme to the world today.

This Product Also Includes the Following:

  1. Graphic Organizers for Each Quote
  2. Bulletin Board Resources to Display Student Essays
  3. Writing Portfolio and Writing Resources for Digital Writing Portfolios

These activities will show student growth and improvement in writing and thinking skills, which makes them perfect for Student Writing Portfolios.

Because they encourage higher-level thinking and elaboration, they are excellent warm-ups to writing a research paper.

Please feel free to reach out with questions!

Best wishes always,

Linda Ricci

M.A. Education

M.A. Journalism

B.A. English

I used these prompts with eighth graders of all ability levels.

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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