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Tonya Kelly, M.Ed

I have a Dream Speech Writing Activity

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: History, Writing, Social Studies

Student Instructions

Key Moment in MLK's contributions? The " I have a Dream" speech Click link and play speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs Pay attention to Dr. Martin Luther King's emotions during the I have a Dream Speech. Does he seem scared? excited? knowledgeable? mad? Pay attention to the words. What is he saying? Click add response Students can use seesaw tools to draw, video or write what they are thinking or feeling during the speech**

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Think Pair & Share activity Teachers may select to use a part of the speech or to stop the speech at certain points to check in with students As a whole class discuss the speech. Questions posed: What was Dr. King saying in his speech? How did he say it? Was he scared? Why do you think he made this speech?