Mission Statements Made Easy – A Middle School Writing Activity

Mission Statement writing activity for middle schoolers! This three-part lesson plan comes with a teaching guide, teaching PowerPoint, answer key, and grading rubrics. This Project School Wellness lesson plan is perfect for any middle school teacher. It's no-prep, just print and go!
 
Have you ever had one of those teaching days where everything clicked? The kids are all on task, engaged, and producing quality work! 

 

It sounds like a fairy tale. Simply too good to be true, right???

 

Guess what??? Last week, I had one of these amazing classes. And it was incredible. #blessed

 

 

Writing Mission Statements

 

My 8th graders were diving into our Spiritual Health mini-unit, getting ready to write mission statements.  I was a bit nervous because it really isn’t an easy process. I mean, just think back to the joys of writing your philosophy of education in college.

 

Because of the complexity of writing mission statements, I tried to scaffold it as much as possible (with the bulk of the foundational knowledge being laid during the previous year’s unit on Spiritual Health).

We began by refreshing on the definition of Spiritual Health and the term “values.”

 

A must have free download for every middle school teacher! This mission statement writing activity breaks down the mission statement writing process for any middle schooler. This no-prep activity can be used in any classroom across the curriculum. It's especially useful for middle school language arts teachers, health teachers, and Advisory coordinators. This Project School Wellness resource is a must have free download! Click to download your free lesson plan and activity guide today!

Free Mission Statement Writing Activity 
 

Next up, students thoughtfully and thoroughly filled out a “My Mission Questionnaire” to help define their goals, passions, purpose, and values. This was a pivotal step in the writing process. It helped turn the very abstract idea of a mission statement into something tangible.

 

A must have free download for every middle school teacher! This mission statement writing activity breaks down the mission statement writing process for any middle schooler. This no-prep activity can be used in any classroom across the curriculum. It's especially useful for middle school language arts teachers, health teachers, and Advisory coordinators. This Project School Wellness resource is a must have free download! Click to download your free lesson plan and activity guide today!

Free Mission Statement Writing Activity 
 

Then, students took time reflecting on the questionnaire to craft answers to four prompts (each connecting to an element of their mission statement)…

 

  • In life, what I value most is…
  • My greatest passion in life is…..

  • I believe my purpose in life is to…
  • My highest goal in life is to …

 

By this point, if students had been deliberately and thoughtfully going through the brainstorming process, writing their mission statement was easy as pie. All they had to do was grab their Chromebooks and get to work.

 

Freebie Mission Statement - middle school writing activity

Free Mission Statement Writing Activity 

Tah-dah, I am so proud of my 8th graders! And beyond impressed with the quality of their work. I can’t even begin to imagine what’s to come if they’re able to produce this kind of introspection as 13 year olds!

 

 

A gift for you…

 

My dream is for middle schoolers across the globe to discover and define their purpose! So, I am sharing this activity with you!
 

 
Mission Statement writing activity for middle schoolers! This three-part lesson plan comes with a teaching guide, teaching PowerPoint, answer key, and grading rubrics. This Project School Wellness lesson plan is perfect for any middle school teacher. It's no-prep, just print and go!

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