FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Close Reading - Online/Distance Learning

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday of January, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about his role in the civil rights movement. If you're looking for a paper version of this resource, click {here}.

I have used these close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The follow-up activities have gotten my students to go back to the text and dig deeper.

How are my close reading texts unique?

★ Original, high-interest, and short passages written by me

★ Discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty to address a wide range of student abilities

★ Variety of engaging follow-up activities that require students to dig deeper into the passages

Perfect for:

★ Whole group

★ Guided reading

★ ELA centers

★ Flipped classroom

★ Distance learning

What is included?

★ Overview of close reading

★ Lesson plan pacing guides for whole group and small group options

★ Google Slides™ links to four levels of passages, second and third reading activities, and writing response

★ Answer keys

Skills covered:

★ Timeline

★ Cause/effect

★ Opinion writing

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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