Next week, the nation will celebrate the birthday of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to reading some of my favorite picture books about the real-life American hero, I will have my students work to complete their own emergent reader about MLK. My Interactive Sight Word Readers have become a weekly staple in classrooms across the country and I created two different books that are the perfect supplement to your social studies lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here Is Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Here” is one of my kindergarten student’s sight words next week so we they will work on the Interactive Sight Word Reader, Here is Martin Luther King Jr.
The cover the book features the word “here” in big, bold text. Students can color the word as they begin to familiarize themselves with how to spell “here.”
Once the cover is complete; children will work to cut out, unscramble and glue letters to spell “here” onto each page of the emergent reader. It’s wonderful fine motor practice and really requires students to think about the spelling of the word while they work. My kindergarteners love to color the booklet when they are done.
This Interactive Sight Word Reader is wonderful for the kindergarten classroom because it provides a simple narrative of MLK’s life in a way that is easy for young children to understand.
Each page in the book features predictable text so students can enjoy reading the story again and again with minimal assistance. It’s perfect for any classroom’s study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click to purchase on TpT.
What Would Martin Luther King Say?
That’s not the only great Interactive Sight Word Reader in my TpT store to feature Dr. King! I also created a booklet titled “What Would Martin Luther King Say?” Just like all my other readers, the title of this book displays the featured sight word (say) in bold letters for students to color.
After completing the cover, students will proceed to add the word “say” to complete the sentences on each page of the book.
Each Interactive Sight Word Reader is special and unique. For this book, I included an interesting text feature on each page – speech bubbles! What better way to start a discussion about MLK’s message than by reading those words directly from his mouth?
Each page of this book brings Dr. King’s message to the minds of young readers and predictable text allows kindergarten students to read with confidence. Purchase What Would Martin Luther King Say? from my TpT store.
Integrate language arts into your social studies lesson plans next week using one (or both) of my Interactive Sight Word Readers featuring Martin Luther King, Jr. Purchase “What Would Martin Luther King Say?” and “Here is Martin Luther King, Jr. “. Each book sells for only $1 in my TpT store.
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