Every year on the third Monday in January, we in the USA celebrate the holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year it falls on Jan. 20 and it's never too early to prepare for this time of the school year. It's best to do it now before the holidays and when you get back to school, there's no worries! And this product, Martin's Dreams for Young Learners will help you do just that. An additional plus about this unit is that you can also use it during Black History Month, which is just a short time later in February.
This unit started out as an Emergent Reader Packet and grew...and grew into a 99 page unit that is full of surprises. Specifically you'll receive:
~Color Teacher Edition of Emergent Reader for Small/Whole Group Readings and to project on screen
~Color and Black and White (12 pgs) Original Emergent Reader that discusses MLK Jr. and the main importance of his message. It discusses his life in general and is perfect for a nonfiction text for K, 1 and 2! It's a perfect way to introduce nonfiction text. The reader focuses on the sight word HE and students write it in on a repetitive sentence on each page. A text vocabulary wall is also included to preview important story vocab.
~Song Martin's Dreams: Teacher Copy to Project, Color/Black and White Song Lyrics for Students (sung to tune of Row Your Boat) and pocket chart lyric cards to have students follow along with also
~Tree Map and Anchor Chart Carts (can also be used on board)
~Thinking Maps (Circle, Bubble) and Writing Papers (5)
~Martin's Nouns Sorting Center (Person, Place, Thing) w/recording sheet
~Time for Love and Peace Center (Making Words) w/recording sheet
~Time for Love and Peace2 Center (Time to hour/half-hour) w/recording sheet
~Besties Odd & Even and BFF True & False Centers, both with Recording Sheets (solving equations-differentiated with just solving, greater than/less than, even/odd) CCSS K - 2
~Thanks and Credits
You'll be all set for the King Holiday with this unit; just the reader alone is enough to help celebrate! But add on a song and centers and you're golden! Please look at the preview for a closer look at this must-have unit. And remember whatever you don't use, you can save for February, Black History Month.