This UPDATED packed is full of activities to support your MLK studies for the week. I have added DAILY SHARED READING PLANS for Kindergarten and 1st grade that are Common Core Aligned – just print and slip right into your lesson plan book!
For an entire year of poetry, check out my ULTIMATE Poetry Pack!
Link-The ULTIMATE Poetry Pack
This MLK Primary Pack includes:
• Daily Shared Reading Plans for Kindergarten and 1st grade.
~Original Poem – “Dr. King” – This rhythmic, rhyming poem simply states what Dr. King stood for, in words that our little learners can understand. A color and black/white printable is included. This is a great poem to practice reading every day, and one that can be sent home with your students to share with their families.
~Illustration/Writing Response Page – This is a perfect activity in response to the “Dr. King” poem. Students can draw and write about something that MLK would be proud to see today.
~Emergent Reader & Story Cards – “Thank You Dr. King” – This original book presents the activities that students engage in every day as things we should be thankful and grateful for. This book is the perfect launching point for a discussion on how people of different races were “segregated” and not treated equally. The file contains a half-page sized book for students plus large colored story cards for teaching and discussion.
~Word Search – This is a simple word search that will not overwhelm your little ones. It is perfect for Morning Work , When I’m Done, or End-of-Day work that will extend your MLK theme through the whole week.
~How Many Words? – This is a fun activity to give your students individually, in pairs, or even table groups. This can also serve as a recording sheet and the activity can be set up with your magnetic letters during center time.
~Martin Luther King Jr. FACT SHEET & Comprehension Questions – This is a simply put summary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life that will not be too overwhelming for your little guys. A color and black/white printable are provided. I suggest giving each student their own copy of the FACT SHEET and comprehension questions, along with a highlighter. For K & 1 students, this is an activity that can be done together. It is never too early to start practicing those test taking strategies! Show students how to go back in the text to find the answers, highlight them, and then record the answers as a class.
~ -ing Word Pattern Cut & Paste Phonics Worksheet – It can be difficult to make explicit phonics instruction meaningful…so this is the perfect way to teach or review the –ing word pattern (or word family). Students can cut/paste the –ing words and match them to their pictures. They will then practice writing them on the same sheet.
~ -ing Pocket Chart Center (for Word Work) & Recording Sheet – The corresponding –ing picture cards from the phonics worksheet have been enlarged for your pocket chart. Letter cards are also provided for students to build –ing words and manipulate the beginning letter(s) to create new words. Be sure to laminate or copy on card stock for durability. A recording sheet is also provided for student to write the –ing words they have made.
I hope you find it easy to incorporate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy into your week of learning with the help of these resources. Enjoy!