Martin Luther King is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching. I’m going to share a couple of resources I’ve collected over the years, some books perfect for any grade, and introducing my newest writing craftivity, the Martin Luther King Jr Writing Craft.
I remember when I was teaching Kindergarten (seems like forever ago!) and was told we needed to create a lesson to help the kinders prior to the MLK assembly. Like literally, right before the assembly. It was my first year teaching and I freaked out a bit (I was a new teacher after all, duh! ) trying to comprehend how to teach 5 & 6 year olds how powerful and inspiring the King was in such a short amount of time.
There are a TON of books perfect for any classroom. I simply did a google search for titles and look at everything that came up! Some of my favorites I’ve used in my classroom are I Have A Dream, Martin’s Big Words, The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., and lastly, National Geographic’s Martin Luther King. Which I actually scored last year at my local Dollar tree!
Using any of these books with my newest writing craftivity, the Martin Luther King Jr Writing Craft, to review his amazing life, his goals and everything he accomplished in his shortened life. My ELL students have already been reading through these simple non-fiction books, reviewing the main idea on each page and recognizing text features. Next week we will work and focus more on writing responses from a book.
These books will come in handy for any reflection on the King’s life, our own dreams or even as a fact finding book. There is so much flexibility between this flippable pages! Like always, these craftivities are available 5 paper types, including both belted lines and standard lining. Also included is a handy teacher guide and an editable copy. See the assembly of this resource right here!