Martin Luther King Day CCSS Reader's Theater Toolkit for Grades 4-8

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My students love readers theater; I even add a competition aspect to help them get into the performance while also using repetition.
This was one of my favorite activities with my students. They looked forward to this lesson all 3 days! It was amazing
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This is the perfect resource for sharing information about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while working on student fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. A perfect DAILY 5 resource for any classroom!

This Martin Luther King, Jr. resource includes:

• 6-page, 10-character script

• reader response questions for comprehension

• context clue word work

• journal prompt for writing

• summary organizer

• figurative language work

• an interactive notebook page

• answer key

Estimated Lexile Measure: 820L

Summary: Mr. Garlock, an engaging social studies teacher, wants his students to learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, this learning is going to take place with his assistance, but mostly by the sharing of his students' new knowledge through their research and teaching. Your students won't realize all of the information they are absorbing with this high-interest passage.

See the Preview file for a sample of the script!

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Happy Reading!

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19 pages
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1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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