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Martin Luther King, Jr. Printables and Read Alouds

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This month we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about his life, what he stood for, and how his work impacts us today. In kindergarten, sometimes the idea of inequality or injustice can be a difficult concept to understand. These FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. printables are a great way to teach these difficult concepts to young children.

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Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about his life and what he stood for with these MLK read alouds and free printables!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Printables and Read Alouds

It is hard for many young children to understand that someone’s skin color could be thought of as a reason to treat them differently. For that, I am very grateful – as that shows a great testimony to all that Dr. King stood for!

Each year as I read stories and share this part of history with young learners, I am always in admiration of their care and respect for one another, and I truly wish sometimes we could all see things through the eyes of a kindergartner.

Here are some great books to take a peek at if you don’t own them already:

 A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. has engaging and beautiful illustrations.

Martin’s Big Words

Martin's Big Words stresses the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s important messages.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day includes real pictures of Martin Luther King.

National Geographic Kids Martin Luther King, Jr

Nat Geo's Martin Luther King, Jr. conveys the importance of Martin's story in an age appropriate way.

Rookie Biographies Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your students will love the real photographs in Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Printables for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

After reading some of these books aloud, I love to have my kinders reflect on what dreams they have for themselves, their family, or the world using the printables I created.

After reading some of these books aloud, I will have my kinders reflect on what dreams they have.

I will also have them reflect on how they can be a good friend to others.

There are writing prompts with just picture space, prompts for beginning writers, and prompts for more advanced writers.

In addition, there is a short vocabulary page with pictures that we will color and words we will talk about in Kindergarten.

There is also a short vocabulary page with words that we will talk about in Kindergarten.

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.

I love to incorporate these activities to pair with our read alouds. They extend the learning while making it more meaningful and fun!

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3 Responses

  1. Martin's Big Words is one of my favorite read-a-louds is Martin's Big Words. We also do a writing and craftivity. Our library specialist found some great online links with info on him as well. I am going to be sharing them on the blog in the next day or two. Thanks for the freebies!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

    1. Guess I should proof what I write first. I am pretty tired tonight. That first sentence is a total mess…lol. But, I think you understand I really like that book…haha.

      ~Laura

    2. You are too funny! When I am tired I definitely catch errors too – it is our tired teacher brains! I am excited to check out what you posted for some resources as well!

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