Martin Luther King Jr. – What is Your Life’s Blueprint?


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This listening comprehension packet contains close reading activities for the famous “Street Sweeper” speech, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” by Martin Luther King Jr.

You get journal prompts, a close reading activity, and extension activities. This resource includes points-based (analytic) and standards-based rubrics to facilitate grading.

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this inspirational speech at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, six months before King was assassinated.

In it, Martin Luther King Jr. calls students to think about what they want from their lives, and how they can be their very best selves.

What You Get:
*Reflective journal prompts/discussion questions for before and after the speech
*Comprehension questions (and answer key) for a short study of the speech (Common Core aligned close reading)
*Instructions & Rubric for a mini-project –> students choose from four choices (Inspirational Poster, Mural, Timeline, Creative Journal Entry)
*Editable rubrics –> set your own weights! (points-based or standards-based rubric)

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Note about editability:
You will download a .zip file containing a print-and-go version of the Comprehension Worksheet and Extension Activities and journal prompts that are not editable. You will also receive a .doc file that contains an editable version of the extension activities, points-based (analytic) rubric and standards-based (holistic) rubric. Please understand that this file is meant for your classroom use and does not entitle you to share it with other teachers or resell it. By purchasing this resource, you indicate that you understand your responsibility to copyright. Your purchase of this resource does not transfer my license of KG Fonts to you. Additionally, I do not provide editing support beyond the formatting of the original file.

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