In examining the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the book, Martin’s Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport, students are inspired to look for ways in which the world could be better and how they, as citizens, can work toward that goal. This writing lesson includes an interactive read-aloud, partner activities, and brainstorming that culminates in a writing assignment in which students will write an opinion piece on how to make the world a better place.

Learning Objectives

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

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