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Martin Luther King Jr. Close Reading Mini-Book


Number of Pages: 22


Martin Luther King Jr. biography in a mini-book format. Students will read about his role in the Civil Rights Movement and how our country honors him on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What's included?

Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Book

Students will close read to learn all about Martin Luther King Jr. The 10 page mini book explains how Martin is celebrated for being a civil rights leader and advocated for all African Americans to be treated fairly. It includes information on Rosa Parks involvement, the bus boycotts, the March on Washington, the influence he had on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and how our country honors him today. Please note: It It does not give information about his assassination.

Vocabulary Cards

Six cards with an image and definition

  • segregation
  • peace
  • boycott
  • equality
  • civil rights
  • protest

Comprehension Pages

  • Text Based Questions
  • Inferencing
  • Compare and Contrast Mini-Book information with Website Information (QR Code included)
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Facts and Details

Writing Pages

  • Martin Luther King Jr. circle map
  • “Martin Luther King Jr. is a Hero”
  • “I Can Dream Like Dr. King”

Your students will love the QR code page. Students will be taken to the National Geographic Kids website page on Martin Luther King Jr. They will compare and contrast the information from the mini-book and the information from the website.

If you don't have a device to read QR codes in your classroom, they can take it home and share with the parents! (Most parents have smart phones.) This way students can share what they are learning with their family.