Martin’s Big Words Book Craft for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | MLK Day
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Use this craft to go along with the book Martin’s Big Words (which is one of my favorites) or with another book that celebrates Dr. King (a list of suggested books is below).
Students can write about Dr. King’s ‘big’ words that they learned from reading or they can write about their own ideas concerning Dr. King! Additional writing prompts include ‘My BIG words,’ and ‘I have BIG dreams!’
Suggested books about Dr. King (some of these are ones I’ve loved and some are recommendations from other teachers I admire)
- Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
- I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer
- A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler
- When Martin Luther King Jr. wore Roller Skates by Mark Andrew Weakland
- My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III
- Be a King by Carole Boston Weatherford
Other teachers and homeschoolers just like you have said…
“I paired this activity up after reading “Martin’s Dreams” with my students. We talked about different dreams that we had for our world.” -Amy V.
“A nice, simple craft for Martin Luther King Jr Day. It also allows for a lot of freedom in terms of how you would like to incorporate “I have a dream” into your students’ writing. We completed this during virtual learning, and aside from all the different materials, the students were able to complete this assignment relatively easily.” -180 Days and Counting
“This is such a fantastic resource! It was absolutely perfect to use for MLKJ day, and my students were super engaged. The craft came out beautifully, and my students still love talking about Martin’s Big Words.” -Margaret N.
“Great resource! I used with my kindergarten students last year and will be using with my 2nd graders this upcoming year.” -Allison S.
“Super cute!! We made a bulletin board display b/c they were so adorable.” -Laura J.
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