Today I am linking up with Denise at Sunny Days for her Show & Tell Tuesday! Didn't you just love Show & Tell as a kid? I did. I couldn't wait to share on Friday afternoons. It was something I looked forward to every week. Surprisingly I was very shy, but somehow I got through my little spiel. I've often thought of bringing back this oldie, but goodie. Do you do any kind of regular Show & Tell time in your class? I'd love to hear about it!
For the study of MLK, I usually read the following books to my third graders:
(You might find these in your media center or public library. If Amazon does not sell them remember to try Better World Books~cheap used books and often hard-to-find books.)
My media specialist always plays this movie, Our Friend Martin, school wide. The kids get so engaged in it even though they watch it every year. As they get older I think they get something more out of it. It has a lot of celebrities and it's definitely a great example of historical fiction. Amazon only has the VHS copy. I haven't searched for a DVD. If you can get your hands on one let me know. I did find it here on You Tube.
After we read and discuss MLK, I always assign a follow-up activity. This year I created something I think the kids, and you, will like--MLK Brain Boosters. These are open ended, creative thinking activities. Tasks the kids are asked to do are draw, make a list, write an acrostic poem, and complete a 3-2-1 organizer. These are perfect for morning work, early finishers, sub plans, or enrichment. It's nice to give the students a chance to think outside the box. Be creative. Have fun!
Click ☆here☆ to download your MLK Freebie! Please let me know what you and your kids think! I would also love to hear about how you use them in your classroom.
I offer other Brain Booster products at my TpT store.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Link up every Tuesday for Show & Tell with Denise at Sunny Days!