Another strategy I have used to inspire my writers is with videos and quotes. One of my favorite sources for young writers is Kid President. His videos are adorable and so approachable for kids. The quotes that you can get from these videos are priceless! One easy video to start with (and a great thing to go along with the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King) is "20 Things We Should Say More Often." After watching the video, have your student's brainstorm some ideas of things they should say more often. You can turn this into your own video like Kid President with each student getting a turn to share their favorite idea or have students write an opinion essay on how saying their one favorite idea from brainstorming will make the world a better place. I created a fun pack of inspirational quote posters from Kid President. Even better...most posters have a QR code link that takes you directly to the Kid President video where the quote originated!