On Monday, our nation will be celebrating the values of equality and peace with a national holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity for us to discuss the actions of this historic civil rights leader, and how they affect us today. One way to do this in the classroom is with my Martin Luther King Jr. bilingual writing activity.
Martin Luther King Jr. Bilingual Writing Activity
If you're looking for a fun little activity to do with your children, check out my bilingual writing activity on TeachersPayTeachers. It only takes 20 - 30 minutes to complete and helps students to think about the question: What would make the world a better place? My kids enjoyed doing this activity this morning.
The activity is available in English and Spanish.
How it Works
Begin by printing the writing page of your choice. Ask your students to think about the question: What would make the world a better place? Then ask them to write their answers in the lined space provided. Encourage them to use a complete sentence.
Next, print the cover flaps. Have students color in the original writing page and the cover flaps, then cut out the signs. Make sure the do one vertical cut down the middle to make the flaps. Apply glue to the back edges as indicated on the page and attach the flaps over their writing section on the original writing page.
Allow to dry and it's done!
Supplemental Activities and Resources
For picture books to share with your children before or after the writing assignment, take a look at my list of 5 Books to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. There are tons on the market, but these five books approach the subject from different perspectives focusing on the man and/or his message.
You can also find more ideas and resources on my Martin Luther King Jr. Pinterest board.
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