This product is designed to support your students as they develop as readers and writers as well as to create opportunities for them to gain access to learn historical content about the Nobel Peace Prize winner. All activities are based upon quality, award-winning children's literature, "Martin's Big Words" and "The Cart That Carried Martin". Detailed lesson plans and specific guidance is provided to assist teachers or home-school parents in helping students acquire important reading and writing strategies. All aligned to the Common Core standards, there are many resources to support critical thinking and comprehension such as graphic organizers and varied questions, writing with a focus on text-based evidence, daily language reviews and even a fun-filled vocabulary game which can be a great part of any literacy center and enjoyed by small groups or the whole class! A perfect tool for the busy educator…the planning and preparation is already complete…let the teaching and learning begin!