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.
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Slideshow of Inspirational Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (The slides include the name of the speech or sermon and the date.)
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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.
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Best wishes always,
I used these prompts with eighth graders of all ability levels.