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Martin Luther King, Jr. Close Reading
Yvonne Crawford
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Close Reading contains nine informational texts for your students to read to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Following each text are series of activities that your students can complete in class or as homework, including classroom discussions, interactive activities, and worksheets with thought-provoking questions that will get your students thinking about civil rights and what it means to have and protect them.

Texts included:

Slavery in the Southern United States
The Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Early Years
The Peaceful Protests
I Have a Dream
After the Speech
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy
President Barack Obama

Close Reading is a central focus of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Students learn to immerse themselves in the text, think about what the author is saying, and pick out important details in the text in a methodical way.

I really appreciate your purchase, and I hope your students enjoy reading the informational texts and learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

All graphics are original and created by myself.

Thanks for stopping by my store,

Yvonne Crawford

Who is it for?

  • 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
  • 8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds)
  • 7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds)
  • 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
  • 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)


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I homeschooled my own children for seven years which was one of the most rewarding things I have done. I also taught at both the elementary and high school levels. I also taught English as a Second Language for several years at schools in France, Hungary, and Slovakia.

I like to engage students and find creative ways for students to have fun while they are learning. I definitely encourage students to use their creativity and dare to be wrong and try new things in their pursuit of knowledge.

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