Martin Luther King: A Literature Unit

Michelle Oakes
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Hey teacher friends! Are you looking for a fun and engaging Common Core Aligned unit to work on literacy skills? This Martin Luther King Unit is a great way to get your students to engage in reading activities and target specific literacy skills. Each activity targets skills such as vocabulary, making predictions, sequencing and more. The unit is perfect for having fun while also hitting many of the reading standards. This unit includes 6 lesson plans that are common core aligned to go with the popular book, Happy Birthday Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo. It also provides anchor charts to teach and worksheets or activities to reinforce ideas. Detailed lessons also great for Sub Plans!

Topics Covered:
- Prior Knowledge (True and False)
- Main Idea and Details (2 lesson options)
- Comparing Texts (Happy Birthday Martin Luther King vs. Martins' Big Words) (2 lesson options)
- Determining Meaning of Unknown Words
- Verbs (Past Tense, Regular and Irregular)


-Detailed Lessons


-Setting Pieces

Also Included:
- Emergent Reader
- Past and Present Sheet
- Fix Up Sentence Sheet
- Subject and Predicate Sheet
- Missing Addends Sheet
- True and False Sheet

This Unit Is Perfect For:
- Literacy Skills Practice

- Quick Assessments

- Fun Activities

- Teaching Lessons

- Reading 1-1
- Enrichment

Supports Common Core Standards:
- RL.1.1
- RL.1.2

- RL.1.3
- RL.1.4

- RL.1.9

- RF.1.3.F
- RF.1.3.G

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Total Pages
42 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).


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