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How Big Are Martinís Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Books and other resources on Dr. King. A booklist can be found at the Cincinnati Public Library. If available, be sure to include Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport (Hyperion Books for Children. 2001).
- Internet access to King's "I Have a Dream" speech, or printed copies of the speech.
- Internet access to handouts or printed copies for each student.
- Tablet devices for use with the Word Mover mobile app (optional)
Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App
Word Mover allows children and teens to create ďfound poetryĒ by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
- Excerpt from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
- Famous Quotations from the Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Found Poems from "I have a Dream" Speech
- "My Big Words" Book Template
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
- The Seattle Times
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Booklist
- Five-stitch Bookbinding
- I Have a Dream Speech
- Collect resources on Dr. King that are appropriate for your students. Some useful online resources are included in the Websites section. Be sure to review them to ensure they are appropriate for your students.
- Practice reading Martin's Big Words aloud, if you are using the book. Dr. King's words have a particular rhythm, and you'll read the book better if you've had a chance to familiarize yourself with it.
- Arrange for computer access or copies of the handouts.
- Review and download the Word Mover mobile app if that option will be used in the lesson.