Martin Luther King Jr. Close Reading Activities
This Close Reading Made Easy packet focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. It is a perfect stand alone activity for Martin Luther King Day in January or a complement to a unit on Martin Luther King Jr.. It ties in well when teaching about the biography genre or doing a unit for Black History Month.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
3 differentiated versions of the text
❏ comprehension activities (summarizing, main idea/detail, vocabulary/word choice, author’s
❏ discussion prompt cards for higher level thinking
❏ a related writing component
❏ a teacher’s guide for implementation
Teachers can set their own pace based on the developmental level of their students. The packets are passages are designed to enable all students to work on similar, but modified versions without it being obvious to their peers.
Close Reading Made Easy
is a series of reproducible passages and activities for grades 2-5 created by The Clutter-Free Classroom, LLC. They were designed to make it easy for busy teachers and homeschool families to effectively engage their learners in a method of reading that enables them to unlock the meaning of a text by successfully understanding, analyzing and evaluating complex texts.
Each Close Reading Made Easy Packet provides budding readers with opportunities to:
➡ read and annotate passages
➡ engage in text-based discussions
➡ study author’s vocabulary choices
➡ analyze text structure
➡ comprehend main ideas and key details
➡ develop their craft as a writer based on what they’ve read
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