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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? This text-based informational writing prompt takes all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. It's a great way to include Civil Rights Movement writing prompts in your instruction!


The print and digital resource includes printable differentiated articles and many graphic organizers to help students learn how to write informational paragraphs. Have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students explore the article and timeline about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement to provide them with expository writing topic ideas and information to write their cause-and-effect essays. This writing resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice.


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be shipped to you. The digital file will be emailed to you. 


This text-based informational writing resource includes: 

  • Three different types of informational texts (including an "Easier to Read" version of the article)
    - MLK's Strategy to Change the World
    - Civil Rights Timeline
    - MLK's 6 Principles of Nonviolence
  • Civil Rights Movement writing prompt
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Planning sheet (three variations to choose from)
  • Final draft paper
  • Essay planning sheet
  • Seven-day lesson guide (lesson plans are NOT print and teach, but give you suggestions and tools to build a lesson to meet your students' needs)
  • Editable writing lesson plan template
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version


Here are some other text-based information writing resources you might like:

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Opinion Writing Valentines Day

Opinion Writing: Presidents Washington and Lincoln


As always, thank you for browsing! Please ask any questions you may have about my resources!


Jessica Bradley - The Learning Room


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be shipped to you. The digital file will be emailed to you. 

Informational Writing Differentiated Digital Resource Civil Rights & MLK

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  • The download will be in a PDF document which will include a link to the google slide version of the product. 

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