I realize it’s only November, but we all know that when Christmas break hits us, we sort of shut down. So this is the time to plan ahead for February, which is Black History Month of course.
If you have a copy of the “I Have a Dream” speech (in written form or as a DVD/video you use in your classroom), I have a handout to accompany it. Ideally, studying it as a written essay fulfills a number of common core standards for reading, so if you can get your hands on a written version of the speech, that could count for your essay analysis in terms of covering the common core!
Anyway, here’s my free, printable handout/worksheet/graphic organizer that accompanies Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech: