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How Big Are Martinís Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future

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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
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Mobile Apps

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

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)

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MOBILE APPS

Word Mover

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

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.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange for computer access or copies of the handouts.
  4. Review and download the Word Mover mobile app if that option will be used in the lesson.

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