- Lesson Overview Each student will write a journal entry about how motivation and perspective influence a dream. In addition, students will focus on how these influences can lead to a flawed dream. Students will read, analyze, and discuss the poem, “Dreams” by Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, excerpts from Chasing Lincoln’s Killer—Introduction—From 1861 through 1865 and pages 138-139, and the article, “Booth’s Reason for Assassination” by Christopher Hamner. Students will write an essay about John Wilkes Booth. In successive days, students will draft, revise, edit, and publish their essays. Image source: "Dream" by EvelynGiggles on Flickr.com. Licensed with CC-BY-2.0
- English Language Arts
- Middle School
- Grade 7
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Michael Griffith, MSDE Admin, Kathleen Maher-Baker
- Date Added:
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