Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr lesson plans are here! Check out how we celebrate!
The book My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was written by Martin Luther King, III! So good!
I have been a fan of Kadir Nelson (the illustrator of this book) forever! I Have a Dream is a book that does not disappoint.
And the book we use for the close reading this week is Martin’s Big Words.
There are some good ones out there. Here are just a few.
Brain Pop has a great one. You can see that video by clicking HERE.
Here is another video…
And finally a little bit of Kid President!
Close Reading and Anchor Charts
We primarily use Martin’s Big Words for this anchor chart, but we added to it based on the information we learned in the video.
We worked on retelling the story.
We also have the digital retelling version!
Then the students created their own retelling of Martin’s Big Words. You can grab the dove card by clicking HERE.
Students worked on making connections and inferring!
Sentence Study and Craft
This fun craft was part of our sentence study for the week.
We look closely at the Nobel Peace Prize! (My illustration is a sad, sad state of affairs… lol).
All of these Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resources listed above are part of our:
STEM and Center Activities
Students worked on creating a stand for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memorial! We used dominos and other various blocks to see how high we could get.
We also have a few center activities and worksheets!
You can find all of these activities in our Science, Math, and More units:
Other Martin Luther King, Jr. Centers
Here are a few other activities from another one of my units.
You can see these activities:
Martin Luther King, Jr Lesson Plans
You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.
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That is how the week shaped up!
Have a fantastic week!