We have been working on several assignments since school has started up again a couple of weeks ago. One of these assignments has been to study Martin Luther King’s speech through poetry in celebration of his birthday this week.
After reading about him and completing a positive and negative piece of his face, students highlighted words in his “I Have a Dream.” The words they highlighted represented what he stood for.
Then, everyone wrote a list of these words in their writing journal and manipulated them to create their own “found poetry” from MLK’s speech. Many of the poems are beautiful and represent Dr. King’s dreams.