Observe MLK Day by encouraging students to think about their “dream” for the future by writing it as a speech.
“I Have A Dream” Speech Worksheet — Curriculum Goals
Use this worksheet to support your lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Writing prompts give students an idea of where to begin an essay, persuasive text, or another writing composition activity. This single-page worksheet encourages students to think about their dreams for the future and put those passions into a speech.
By completing this activity, students can write details describing their actions, thoughts, and feelings.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to independent student work time, use this MLK Day writing worksheet as a:
- Text Types & Purposes writing exercise
- Creative Writing Assignment
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Students who need extra support can work on this activity in a 1:1 teacher intervention setting with or in your guided writing group.
To Prepare This Resource
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between 6 printing options: black and white, low color, full color, and lined or handwriting practice paper.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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