I Have a Dream… Personal Narrative: Writing About Your Dream for the World.

How do your pupils want to change the world? Find out with this writing prompt, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s well-known speech. The resource provides the prompt and lines for writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign this following a study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech
  • Spend some time working with your class on revising these narratives until they come up with a polished final products
  • In a middle school setting, social studies and language arts teachers can collaborate with this assignment
  • Use this during Black History Month or around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Invite learners to read their narrative out loud to share their dreams with the whole class


Classroom Considerations
  • Learners will likely need additional support if they are less experienced with writing and organizing personal narratives
  • This is part of a series of resources related to the civil rights movement
  • This could easily be used on its own for a quick writing assignment or as the starting point of a more involved essay or paragraph
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