In this file you will find many activities to go along with the book Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book is very well written and beautifully illustrated. The book companion has many ready to print activities that will help facilitate deep thinking and engaging conversations.
-MLK Quotes on mini posters to post on bulletin boards around your classroom
-Vocabulary Fill-In the Blank Worksheet- Have students work with vocabulary from the story
-Vocabulary Maps- Take vocabulary instruction to a deeper level of understanding. Don’t just memorize vocabulary, make it stick by engaging with the word and helping students relate the word to already familiar concepts; 6 maps with and without definitions
-Story Comprehension- Questions about the life of MLK, vocabulary, analysis of author’s word choice, Text analysis and Citing Evidence to support answers
-Quotes from the text- Analyze how the author used quotes from MLK throughout the story and then analyze what certain quotes from MLK mean
-Informational Text featuring Rosa Parks- Who is Rosa Parks and what was her role during the Civil Rights Movement including questions to go with passage. Estimated Lexile Level of 770
This non-fiction picture book is the perfect addition to your Black History Month studies. With beautiful photos and an easy to follow story, your students will be sure to stay engaged and have very meaningful discussions.