These 32 Martin Luther King Jr. Fact and Opinion Task Cards will help your students practice the important reading skill of determining whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, while learning a few things about this important American.
Each Martin Luther King, Jr. task card has a piece of information focusing on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and asks students to determine whether the statement is a fact (with no bias/that can be proven) or is an opinion (one that is subject to different people's perspectives/opinions).
I just love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoe box with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
Here's a great, complete unit on Martin Luther King, Jr for 4th/5th graders. It is common core aligned and is full of a variety of resources in different formats.
Martin Luther King Literacy Set
These Context Clues task cards are also included in the MLK Literacy Set but can be purchased separately if desired. Check them out here:
Task Cards: Martin Luther King, Jr. Context Clues
I love this Black History Literacy Set too! It's a great follow up to MLK:
Black Literacy Set
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