Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and March On! {Social Studies Pop-Ups}

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
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Are you looking for a comprehensive unit to highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work? Do you struggle to find enough time in your day to teach Social Studies? Do you love mentor sentences, but wish you had a little more language arts support?

Social Studies Pop-Ups help you fit it all in! These units integrate specific social studies concepts, close reading, comprehension activities, mentor sentences, and more! Your students will L-O-V-E the mentor texts for each week and your days will move seamlessly from literacy to content area instruction.

This unit centers on the mentor text March On!: How My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris.

Within this unit you will find:

  • 5 days of mentor sentence lessons and activities
  • differentiated language arts skill pages (focus: similes, review: adjectives and adverbs)
  • an original poem, "To Live Like Dr. King" with corresponding fluency rubric and activities
  • I Have, Who Has: Similes (includes a differentiated version with similes already highlighted)
  • "I Have a Dream" writing craft
  • poetry flip booklets
  • an original informational close reading passage (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • 6 differentiated comprehension and vocabulary activities connected to the close reading passage
  • assessments for language arts (similes & adverbs/adjectives) and close reading

If you have any questions prior to purchasing, please don't hesitate to ask via the Q&A tab, OR you can email me at thirdgradebookworm@gmail.com !

If you're looking for more Social Studies Pop-Ups, be sure to check out:

Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

Lillian's Right to Vote: The Constitution and Voting Rights

What Can a Citizen Do: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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