The Martin Luther King, Jr. speech is presented in sections for close reading, with each section followed by CCSS-aligned questions and activities covering comprehension, literary elements, analysis, personal connections and more. Scaffolds understanding! Interesting historical information is included. 28 questions. Optional bookmarks with annotation symbols for interacting with the text also included. Use with both the speech and information presented with the questions.
Student-friendly, illustrated format makes the speech easy to understand for grades 6-10 and may be appropriate for 11-12. [See the thumbnails--the speech text is bordered in zigzag lines, followed by interactive questions.] Enrich your students' understanding and appreciation of one of the most moving and influential speeches of the 20th century!
Vocabulary is covered through definitions inserted in the text and in the follow-up questions. As an extra bonus, four additional worksheets cover 50 more words. These include a cryptogram and word search for variety. For the word search, students are provided with definitions and locate the words in the search. All words are given in the context of phrases from the speech and students are encouraged to use the speech to locate the words for the worksheets. A quiz covers all 50 extra vocab words. A great study of vocabulary used in context and extension for any study of the speech.
The text study guide plus the separate vocabulary worksheets make an excellent cross-curricular activity for English Language Arts and Social Studies. Please purchase a multi-use license if you share it with a colleague.
See the full-page preview for the visually appealing, illustrated format. Teacher suggestions for teaching and cooperative group use are provided. In addition, an unannotated copy of the full text of the speech and complete answer keys for all materials are also included.
Perfect for individual work, a center, partners, small groups, or independent homework. Useful for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, a U.S. History civil rights or 1960s unit, a speech unit, a Black History study, and more.
Covers several CCSS ELA Reading Standards: text support, theme, using context clues, and more. Also ELA History/Social Studies Standards: analysis, central ideas, and vocabulary.