Saturday, January 6, 2018

Martin Luther King Day Freebie

Hi Everyone!!!

Martin Luther King Jr. day is the perfect time to teach kindness and love for one another. Help students to connect the life of Dr. King, the civil rights movement and its significance in our country's history.

We have made it easy for all of the tired teachers out there with ready to print reading comprehension workbooks, a PowerPoint presentation, vibrant vocabulary cards, detailed lesson plans and SO MUCH more! Take a look below to see what is included in our week-long Discovering Martin Luther King Jr Unit. We are even giving you a  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day FREEBIE which is exclusive to our readers :) Keep reading for more ideas!

Check out the different elements below that are included in the Discovering Martin Luther King Jr Unit.

PowerPoint Presentation

Begin the unit by engaging your class with a colorful PowerPoint presentation to grab their attention and get them thinking.

Easily move into a group discussion after the open-ended question is given on the last slide to give students a chance to demonstrate their knowledge about the topic.

Re-visit the PowerPoint throughout the week based on the needs of your class and time frame of your lesson.

Anchor Chart

Use the colorful pictures and text at the end of the unit to create beautiful anchor charts that can be displayed in your classroom throughout the unit.

As students move throughout the unit, have students recall facts learned and have them actively participate in creating the anchor chart.

Vocabulary Cards

Print, laminate and cut these eye-catching vocabulary words to serve as visuals for students to refer back to throughout the unit.

Hang them on your word wall, classroom door, bulletin boards, or even make students their own copies of the cards to serve as an easy reference.

Vocabulary Flip Book

Students can demonstrate their knowledge of key vocabulary words using the interactive vocabulary flip book.

Give students picture cards, and they can cut, match, and glue onto corresponding outer flaps. Then, students can write the definition/describe the vocabulary words using the lines on the inside of the book.

Student Workbook

Color print, then staple the workbooks together for each student. Trim the edges if time allows to make a smaller booklet that will fit nicely in each pocket.

Students can read for information on the topic then answer comprehension questions related to the topic at the bottom of each page. Students may benefit from working with a partner or small group. For students below level, you may choose to open the document onto a Smart Board and read along with them in a whole group setting.

Graphic organizers and writing paper

Students complete graphic organizer either as an independent activity or whole group to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, writing multiple key details and facts. Then, students can use the graphic organizers as a reference to create a longer writing piece, consisting of multiple paragraphs.
There are 2 options for handwriting lines to

Supplemental Pages and Early Finisher Work

Multiple activities are included to supplement the content learned through the student comprehension workbooks and the PowerPoint presentation. Activities can be used for morning work, early finishers, or for homework. Activities include: ABC order, a crossword puzzle, acrostic poem, and word search.

Try out parts of this unit for FREE by clicking the link right here! Then, come back and let us know how your students enjoyed using it for a chance to be entered in another resource giveaway!

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