In recognition of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, I created this cross-curricular reading selection for my Spanish classes.
This download consist of a "Fast Facts" Reading Comprehension warm-up that is collaborative and will set the stage for your lesson. You also get two Spanish language summaries of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that can be used as separate activities, as formative assessments, or as parts of a single scaffolded lesson.
The first reading assignment has questions that measure student comprehension. All versions offer double-spacing to allow students sufficient space to translate the text which I think is still a valuable skill that we should develop in our students.
This lesson also supports the use of cognates, prior knowledge, reading comprehension strategies, and is great for use in small group and collaborative classes.
Overall, I think that these activities are great ways to honor Dr. King while staying within the Spanish content area and strengthening your students' reading comprehension development. They are also very valuable in bilingual Social Studies classrooms.
For additional value, I am including a Spanish-language poster with Dr. King and an inspirational quote and a word search that contains several key words and concepts that you can use for class discussion, summary, and as a warm-up.