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Martin Luther King, Jr., His Life and Times is designed as a multi-purpose informational reading and writing unit for upper elementary students. It can be used in an ELA or Social Studies class. Each of the four texts can be used one at a time (but in sequence);
---Three of the passages begin with a pre-reading question that can be answered in written form or used as a class discussion topic.
There are a total of eight student work pages:
---Each text has a page of questions (inference, factual, and opinion);
---Each text has a page of vocabulary and grammar work;
---Each of the four passages has a short creative writing activity.
The four passages are:
Part 1: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Early Life;
Part 2: Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Young Man;
Part 3: King’s Early Activism; and
Part 4: A National Hero.
---Also included is a pre-reading vocabulary page that includes words that I did not designate as vocabulary words on the student work pages but might be new to some students. I have also created a FREE resource using these words and the answer key.
---Answer keys are provided for all objective student work (8 pages).