This worksheet, Defining and Understanding Key Terms: Ten Essential Words to Know in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, asks students to discuss, research, and define meaningful vocabulary that is needed to understand King's famous speech. This is a great pre-reading activity for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Students are asked to write what they think the term means using their prior knowledge. Then, students are asked to look up the word and find the official definition. Students then use this sheet as a reference guide as they read, listen to, and discuss the speech. Students are also challenged to define other key words that are unfamiliar to them.
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Answer Key is included.
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