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"I Have a Dream" Writing Prompt Page

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PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 6

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 for where to begin an essay, persuasive text, or another kind of writing composition activity. This single-page worksheet encourages students to think about their dreams for the future and put those passions in a speech.  

By completing this activity, students demonstrate an ability to write details that describe their actions, thoughts, and feelings.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

In addition to independent student work time, use this MLK Day writing worksheet as a:

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, or 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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