I also try to include books or biographies that contain real pictures. National Geographic Kids Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as Rookie Biographies and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day all contain real photographs to share with your young learners.
Read alouds can be such a positive thing and can lead to so much discussion. Before and after read alouds we often do turn and talks with partners, or out loud “wondering” of what we want to know. After reading some of these books aloud, I will have my kinders reflect on what dreams they have for themselves, their family, or the world. I will also have them reflect on how they can be a good friend to others. I created these few printables so that all of my students could participate at whatever level they are ready to. There are writing prompts with just picture space, prompts for beginning writers, and prompts for more advanced writers (not shown). There is also a short vocabulary page with words that we will talk about in Kindergarten.
What do you do to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in your classroom?