Show & Tell Tuesday & MLK Freebie

Hi Friends,

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!

Back to Denise! Her topic this week is Martin Luther King, Jr. As with most holidays or new topics, I like to introduce it with a book. I always gather books ahead of time from my classroom library and media center. I have a vast collection of books, so I don't have to go far to find what I need.

 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!


  1. I haven't seen My Friend Martin; I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)

    The Brown Bag Teacher

  2. Thank you so much for linking up to Show & Tell Tuesday!
    Your freebie is incredible! Can't wait to use it with my kids :)
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  3. Yay! How fun! I LOVE the freebie!! I am totally going to use it, thank you so much! I haven't even thought about what I was going to do so this is perfect!

    We always watch that movie too. And I always get teary at the end! There's just something about his voice...

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Hi Gina!
    Thank you for the great MLK freebie and the video suggestion! I HAVE to learn how to do google docs soon so I can do freebies from my blog! I only allow my star of the week to show and tell and they can show something daily. There just isn't enough time anymore! :( However, students come into the classrooms at 8 and school doesn't start until 8:30 so they are allowed to go around the room and show and tell at that time if they choose! Thanks again for sharing!

    1. That is the truth time for the fun activities! Letting them come in early and show & tell is a nice idea too! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I LOVED show and tell. I wish I had time to do it, but like everyone else, I don't. Thank you so much for the freebie! I love it, and I will definitely use it! I gave you a shout out on our blog for being such a great bloggy friend! =)
    Sister Teachers

  6. Thank you for stopping by my giveaway and I am your newest follower!! I love the freebie and will be using something from it next week:) You have an awesome blog!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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