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If I Met MLK

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 6

Describe your ideal meeting with civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. in this reflective MLK writing activity.

What If Your Students Could Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. Today? 

What would they ask him? What would they want him to know? Where would they want to take him? 

With this MLK Day activity, your students will answer questions like these, demonstrating an ability to write details that describe their actions, thoughts, and feelings.

If I Met MLK activity worksheet

Your students will write their personal responses to the prompts and decorate the borders.

MLK Writing Activity: Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Use this resource as an MLK Day lesson exit ticket or writing center activity on the days around MLK Day. In addition to independent student work time, use this creative writing exercise as a:

  • Civil rights movement lesson activity
  • Black History Month lesson activity
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class lesson review (via smartboard)

Students who need extra support can complete this worksheet in a 1:1 teacher intervention setting or your guided writing group

Fast finishers can color the picture frames around their answers or draw pictures to illustrate their ideas. 

Ways To Prepare This Resource 

Please note this activity will download as a black and white PDF.   

To 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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