ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
- Published Comments
October 15, 2014
I love the concept of this lesson, especially because it ties in with a standard that can be difficult to assess (RL.6.9.) One recommendation I have is to compare and contrast Langston Hughes' poem "Let America be America Again" with Dr. King's speech. In my opinion, this poem ties in much better and Langston even mentions his "dream" several times in the poem. It's also interesting to let the kids know that this poem was published before Martin Luther King's speech.
September 04, 2013
Wow! Thank you for sharing this wonderful unit! What if every teacher shared their best lesson! Why reinvent the wheel? We can't create these lessons everyday. It is too time consuming! THANKS AGAIN!
January 23, 2013
Great lesson...my students loved it!
January 08, 2012
Wonderful lesson and materials!
December 15, 2011
Amazing thats all i have to say about this! lol
- Post a Comment
Have you tried this lesson? If so, what worked well for you? Did you make any changes? Do you have different resources to recommend? Share your thoughts here.
- Send Us Feedback
We are always working to improve our content. Please contact us to share your thoughts about this lesson plan, including any concerns or suggestions.