Inclement weather conditions kept us at home two days this week. But, we made the best of our time in school. In writing, we talked about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We discussed the concept of BIG words. Together, we determined that words don't have to have a lot of letters to be big, the meaning behind a word can make it big. We listened to Dr. King's famous, "I Have a Dream" speech. While listening, students wrote down some of the words that they considered to be BIG. After developing the list, each student chose their top 5 BIG words from "I Have a Dream" and we developed a class wordle
(see the end product below). The students also chose lines from the speech and illustrated their meanings. It was a powerful project, and many of the students left with a new understanding of Civil Rights and the power of BIG words.