This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Journey to Freedom. It is the FIFTH week in my Journey to Freedom Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be listening and reading stories about Martin Luther King Jr. They will participate in a variety of activities related to the text. Students will interpret the characters actions to explain point of view. They will compare & contrast Martin's Big Words and Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington. At the end of the week, they will write a narrative about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
list important events , ideas and messages from a text.
compare and contrast two stories about the same topic.
answer text-based questions related the book.
write a narrative recounting the events of a person’s life.
The weekly lesson was written around the following books:
A Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. by Denise Lewis Patrick (Kindle Edition) (1 copy needed)
Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington by Frances Ruffin (1 copy for each group)
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport ( 1 copy for each group)
The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for the week (5 pages)
1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
1 - compare and contrast template
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RL.2.6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe action, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
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