Design a social media profile for civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. in this creative writing activity.
MLK Creative Writing Project — Curriculum Goals
Use this worksheet as independent practice to support your Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lesson.
This is a single-page worksheet in which students will connect their knowledge of social media and creative writing to design a profile for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students will draw pictures and write about Dr. King’s life events, including his education, work, and important relationships. In addition, students will include things like MLK’s:
- Famous quotes
By completing this activity, students demonstrate an ability to describe in detail the actions, thoughts, or feelings of another person to develop real or imagined experiences or events.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this creative writing worksheet as a:
- English Language Arts activity
- Biography project assignment
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Students who need extra support can work on this activity with a partner.
To Prepare This Resource
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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.
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