Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In the majority of classrooms that I walked into today, teachers were discussing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with their students. I loved hearing all of their ideas of what we can do to honor Dr. King's memory. If you are spending your week working on MLK activities, here are a few ideas.

First up, a companion pack to accompany the book "Martin Luther King Jr." by Marion Dane Bauer. This packet includes:

12 listening comprehension questions related to the story,

20 association and/or compare/contrast cards,

8 past tense verb pairs,

11 past tense verb pairs,

1 character description sheet,

9 vocabulary and definition match cards,

and 18 fact vs. opinion cards!

If you'd like to pick up this activity, you can do so here!

If you're looking for an MLK activity to target similes, look no further! First, take a large piece of constriction paper and fold both sides of it into the center. Then, trace two hands and glue them on the front.

Next, make a list of all of the characteristics that MLK possessed and make a simile list! Here's ours, but I'm sure you can think of many more qualities.

Finally, go to town filling in the blanks to compare MLK to other people and things using similes!

I hope that you find this activity useful! To keep up with all of my new products and FREEBIES, please like my facebook page here! You can also access even more activities and freebies at my TpT store here!

I'll be doing a giveaway of this activity, so please comment below to enter!


  1. What a terrific and relevant activity! I'd love to win it! My students will really appreciate it.

  2. Looks wonderful and so useful! Thanks!

  3. Looks awesome!!!! Thank you for creating it :)

  4. As a history major in my previous life (before becoming an SLP), I love activities like this!!

  5. My students love anything new, and I love anything functional AND fun!

  6. This looks like a fun activity. I had a tough time trying to explain the importance of this day to my students.

  7. Great MLK unit! It's an American holiday that our students should know a lot more about. Thanks for creating such a great learning tool!

  8. My husband picked number 1! Tatyana Elleseff, please email me at to claim your prize!

  9. Thanks so much Lindsey! Especially for taking the time to notify me when I was MIA LOL