Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater

Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
Martin Luther King Jr. Reader's Theater
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This product is a 5-page, 23-part reader’s theater for grades 4-6 on MLKJ’s “I Have a Dream” speech from August 1963. Color and black & white options are both provided.

Three 8.5 x 11 posters are included too, and there is a final reflection page. (Teacher guide included, so you can get an idea how the response can be written.)

Reader’s Theater Content:
At the 50th anniversary of MLKJ’s Speech at the March on Washington, the Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin ran an anniversary article. Meg Jones interviewed 5 eye witnesses from that historic day.

George Paz Martin: high school teenager at the time
Don Pfarrer: a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal
Vel Phillips: a civil rights leader in Milwaukee
Bob Kastenmeier: a Congressman from Wisconsin’s 2nd District
David Newby: a labor leader who motorcycled to the march

I have used her words as inspiration for this reader’s theater. I have also included portions of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, and these I have not changed. For the sake of time, I chose the parts of the speech which, I believe, do a fine job of conveying his main message.

Martin Luther King Jr. gives voice to injustice and calls for freedom to reign in every nook of our nation.

Reader’s Theater Advice:
*Give your strongest readers the MLKJ 1-4 parts. Again, these are his actual words from the speech, and lines will include higher level words like “defaulted” and “promissory”.
*Fewer than 23 students? Double-up roles.
*More than 23 students? You can easily divide the MLKJ 1-4 parts further.
*Upload the preview to see if this is right for you and your class!

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