In my second grade class, we started out by building our background knowledge about MLK Jr.'s life through some read alouds. Here are a few that I used/would recommend:
During the read alouds, we payed attention to when we learned something new about him and recorded on our graphic organizer.
Finally, we made text-to-self connections and thought about how the stories we read about Dr. MLK Jr. reminded us of our own lives. We turned those connections into a class book.
Here's the cover of our book.
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Here are a few of the pages from our book:
"I am like Martin Luther King Jr. because he likes
to the right thing. And, I agree with his dream!"
|"I am like Martin Luther King Jr. because I care about all|
the people in the world and I want freedom!"
|"I am like Martin Luther King Jr. because I like love.|
I love black people and white people."
|"I'm like Martin Luther King Jr. because I love everyone|
no matter who they are! Even when they disappoint me.
No matter what!"
Please leave a comment and let me know if you try one of these ideas...or share what you do to teach MLK Jr. through literacy!