This activity is a 5-act, 25-role reader's theater script for The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! The script is research-based, historically accurate, and is great for classes studying American history or as a fun activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Reader's Theater is an engaging instructional strategy for students that allows them to act out various historical scenes. This product also helps build fluency and reading comprehension skills.
The acts are as follows:
Act I: Early Life
Act II: Montgomery Bus Boycott
Act III: Trouble in Birmingham
Act IV: March on Washington
Act V: Final Years and Legacy
Each act includes discussion questions. There is a quiz for students at the conclusion of the play, as well as an extension activity in which students will create their own script through research for the life of Mahatma Gandhi!
Answer key is provided for the quiz.
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