“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Martin Luther King’s Day Poem,” written by Norma Landa Flores and available on digital download at TeachersPayTeachers.com, is a 9 page Oral Communication and Pronunciation Lesson that features the poem entitled, “Martin Dreamed of Justice,” on page 2. This poem also includes the beliefs and nonviolent actions of Gandhi, American Quakers, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta and Cesár Chavez, all sharing Martin Luther King's dream.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ dʒ ] High-Central Voiced Consonant and [ tʃ ] High-Front Unvoiced Consonant Articulation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ dʒ ] High-Central Voiced Consonant and [ tʃ ] High-Front Unvoiced Consonant Articulation.These standards for speaking and listening were agreed upon by the National Communication Association Task Force on Speaking and Listening Skills of which the author, Norma Landa Flores was a contributing participant. Pages 6-9, is the Appendix with Suggestions for the Teacher/Facilitator to more easily teach an oral communication lesson creating relevancy due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day theme of this lesson.
This material is suitable for students in grades 6-9 and above. In addition, the content is very helpful for any age level student learning English as a Second Language or for special needs students having difficulty articulating [ dʒ ] and [ tʃ ] .
“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Martin Luther King’s Day Poem,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration. A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural American’s uphold the words in our Pledge of Allegiance. You can order it by visiting
TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Happy Martin Luther King’s Day and always remember to keep our dream alive . . . "With Liberty and Justice for all!"