Martin Luther King Day Informational Text Task Cards for Grades 4-6

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool, Staff
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was and remains a significant part of our American history. Share essential information and review reading informational text with your 4-6th grade students using these informational text task cards.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Card contents include:
• clear directions for easy implementation
• 20-task cards for student-use
• student answer document
• answer key

Navigating informational text can be a challenging concept for ALL students. By turning this reading skill into a mini-lesson, you will enhance student understanding and make reading informational text more manageable. Use these color-coded task cards to help students navigate informational text more effectively in: a center, for independent, partner, or small group work.

• Print out pages using a color printer.
• Laminate task cards to make them more durable.
• Cut the cards and place them into groups based on color.
• Print out Student Answer Document.
• Determine if you are having students: work independently, in partners, or in small groups.
• Pass out a set of color-coded task cards and answer strips or keep in a center.
• Students will read the selection on each card and select the multiple choice answer that best answers the question, and record their answer.
• Students will turn in their answer strips to be evaluated.
• Rotate students to use next set of cards for the next word work session.


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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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