Martin Luther King Jr Biography & Constructed Response Questions

Tessa Maguire
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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7 + digital version
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Teach about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr while practicing responses to text-based, inferential, constructed response questions with this free biography. This is a great test prep activity for students as they learn about a timely topic. You can choose between a traditional printable version or a digital version using Google Slides.


  • Printable- 7 pages including a MLK biography and constructed response questions
  • Google Slides digital version including highlighting masks for highlighting text evidence
  • Directions for using the digital version in Google Classroom or using a link

This non-fiction Martin Luther King Jr. biography, containing real photographs and quotations, includes inferential constructed response questions aligned with the Common Core standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The non-fiction passage is at a high level, helping build comprehension skills and give students continued interaction with complex texts. This is designed to give students practice and preparation for the rigorous passages and expectations in state testing like PARCC and SBAC.

If you enjoyed this free biography, you can find the entire African American Heroes unit here.

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7 + digital version
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.


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