Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)

Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (5-8)
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IF YOU”RE LOOKING FOR AN ENGAGING WRITING ACTIVITY to honor Martin Luther King, I’ve got you covered with this set of Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND SPED kids will gain a better understanding of the times surrounding the Civil Rights movement, in the 60’s, by watching the film SELMA. and then reacting to it. They will be asked to read a short history, fill out a timeline, and write about it.

MOST OF US KNOW THAT EMPATHY is what's needed so badly in today's world. Your kiddos will have the opportunity to step into Martin Luther King's shoes and write something from his perspective.

IN ADDITION to the above, pre-writing, graphic organizers and directions for proof-reading with activities are included. If you’re concerned about grading, NO WORRIES, there's a grading rubric.

◈As EDUCATORS, we know that writing can be tedious, time consuming and a great deal of effort for both you and the kids. Buuut, this resource will definitely make your life easier.

◈RESEARCH has shown◈ 
◈ It’s essential to set the purpose for writing because it influences
the decisions students make about style.
◈ Writing helps foster the imagination, artistic expression, clear
thinking and identity.
◈ Graphic organizers are visual tools that help children learn and
understand.
◈ Writing is a process, in addition to pre-writing, students need to
learn how to proof-read properly.
◈ It’s important for kids to learn empathy for others, putting themselves in someone else's shoes helps them do that. .

◈ This is what you’ll get ◈.
◈ Complete Lesson Plan
◈ Proof-Reading Handouts
◈ Notes and References
◈ Task Cards
◈ Graphic Organizer/Pre-Writing
◈ Rough Draft
◈ Timelines
◈ Final Draft Lined Paper
◈ Grading Rubrics
◈ Contact Information

Personally, I loved teaching ELA to my students. Believe it or not, I enjoyed reading their papers, they were so creative. It always amazed me to see the improvements they made from the beginning of the year, they amazed themselves too.

✔This resource can be used for:
✔ Middle School
✔ Upper Elementary
✔ Special Ed Classrooms
✔ Middle School
✔ Upper Elementary
✔ Special Ed Classrooms

☻I want to help you inspire your students with engaging lessons that will excite, challenge and be remembered long after they've left your room.☻

Writing & History Prompts Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King is part of the bundle below☝
No Prep Winter Literacy & History Bundle (Grades 6-8)
Other teachers have purchased these resources that are also a part of the bundle.☝
No Prep New Year's Resolution Writing Activity for Middle School 6-8
Valentine History & Literacy Writing Prompts
President's Day Writing Prompts & Activities (Grades 6-8)

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