Martin Luther King Jr. Activities Reading and Comprehension DIGITAL only

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A Martin Luther King Jr. Digital Google Classroom activity. Students will read about Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the Civil Rights Movement and how our country honors him on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What's included?
This resource is a digital resource. Your students will use Google Slides to close read about Martin Luther King Jr., answer comprehension questions, and use other comprehension skills.

Close Reading Text

Students will close read to learn all about Martin Luther King Jr. The 10-page mini-book explains how Martin is celebrated for being a civil rights leader and advocated for all African Americans to be treated fairly.

It includes information on:

  • Rosa Parks' involvement in the bus boycotts
  • the March on Washington
  • the influence he had on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • how our country honors him today

*Please note: It does not give information about his assassination.

They will answer questions and interact with text including:

  • underlining
  • summarizing
  • circling details
  • answer Who, What, Where, and Why questions

Additional Reading/Other Media

I've included a weblink to a kid-friendly website for students to see real pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and use text features to answer media related questions.

Comprehension Skill Pages

Additional pages in the resource will have students apply what they learned about Martin Luther King Jr. to:

  • Answer Text Dependent Questions
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Apply Text-to-Self

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Martin Luther King Jr. Close Reading Mini-Book


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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