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Martin's big words
Martin's big words: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr | Doreen Rappaport
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WineAuntKK

His big words are alive for us today

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WineAuntKK

Great book that celebrates MLK and inspires young readers.

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WineAuntKK
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Biography. Wonderful book that is beautifully illustrated. This book dives into the words/life or Martin Luther King and how he used his “big words“ to fight for equal rights.

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rileydenney

“We have waited more than three hundred and forty years for our rights.“

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rileydenney

This book is extremely powerful and beautifully highlights the hero the dr. martin luther king jr. is.

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rileydenney
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This book tells the story of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the battles that he fought to gain freedom for African Americans. This book received the Caldecott Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and best illustrated children's book award.

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amberpeltz
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This book is a stunning tribute to civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This picture book biography Martin's Big Words consists of Rappaport's own words interwoven with quotes from Dr. King all powerfully brought to life by Collier's striking art.

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Emitalski

I LOVED this story. It is beautifully written and illustrated.

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Emitalski
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This book published in 2001 this book is a Caldecott winner, a Coretta scott king award winner, and best illustrated children‘s book award. It speaks on the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. It is a beautifully illustrated book that shows how words can be extremely powerful. It speaks on the importance of equality. An amazing read.

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channingfortney
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This children‘s book is about the life MLK Jr. lived and his beliefs on segregation and equal rights and how he fought for what he believed was right even though it went against everyone else. This is a very good book to have in the classroom, as it would be very educational for students.

channingfortney Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winner 5mo
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loganhiller
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This Children's book is about the timeline of Martin Luther King Jr's life. The book is given from Martin Luther King Jr's perspective, starting as a young boy that looks up to his father as a preacher at church. And moves to his life as a young man, talking about the Civil Rights Movement and his actions during this time.

I give this book a 5/5. I will be using it in my classroom in the future.

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cm779518
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Published in October of 2001, Martin‘s Big Words is a book that can help inform kid lots about civil rights. This book looks at the different aspects of MLK when he was young as well as when he was an older man. MLK is an extremely important man in history and getting the chance for young students to read this and understand a little in the early stages it think could really help them develop an understanding.

Awards - Caldecott & Coretta Scott!

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This Biography is a story of Dr, Martin Luther King's , Jr and his journey.
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KellyR Genre: Biography
Award: Caldecott LC: Literature Circle
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words
UDL: Activate or Supply Background knowledge
EL: Teach note taking strategies: T-lists, time lines etc.
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Sdemps In my future classroom it is important that I add diverse stories and genre of books into my library. The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one that every student should know and a LC is a great way to introduce him to students. 2y
PatriciaS Great book for teaching history, social justice ⚖️ and wonderful picture book 📖 for reading aloud lessons and activities. Great book for Black History bookclubs and Literature cirlcles, also great review and resources. Wonderful 😊 leader, 🗣️ speaker who spoke beautiful words of respect and equality for all people around the world 🌍. 2y
DrSpalding This is an excellent picture book biography and your website is of the highest quality! Be sure to add the universal design and English learner numbers and decimals but the two you noted work! 2y
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Martin's Big Words is a book that I highly recommend every teacher to have in their classroom. This biography about Martin Luther King Jr. has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Jane Adams, New York Times Bestseller, and so much more! This book takes you on a journey through Martin's life. This would be an amazing RA to use in your classroom, and to open up an important discussion with your students. #ucflae3414sp21

tclivio This website has great worksheets and activities to use as a literature guide for the book. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Martins-Big-Words-Literature... This book aligns well with UDL 3.3( guide information processing and visualization) as well as EL 43 (have students underline or highlight keywords or important facts written in assignments). 2y
DrSpalding You made excellent book selections. Keep thinking about how these books can easily be integrated into content areas like social studies. 2y
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This biography picture book, RA, NF, brings the life & profound nature of his message to young children in his own words. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most of influential and gifted speakers for the civil rights movement & rights of all people all over the world of all time.
Caldecott Medal, Jane Addams Childrens Book Award for Picture Book.
https://www.rit.org>book>martinsbigwords
Printables, classroom activities, teacher resources.

PatriciaS UDL#3.3 through guidance and directed instructions and discussion process information and visualization, group work, and assessment. 2y
PatriciaS ESOL#20 listing the most important words and phrases to be used or planning to use in a presentation on transparency or whiteboard, visuals and translation if needed. 2y
DrSpalding When you see this many awards on the cover of a book, you know this is quality children‘s literature that should be shared with young children. This is one of the teach live read aloud options for this reason. Being able to utilize quality children‘s literature while teaching social studies concepts related to phenomenal historical figures is considered best practice. 2y
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This B, RA Caldecott Award Winning book shares the life of Martin Luther King jr. In this biography, we learn all about Mr. Kings life, and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement.
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https://thecorecoaches.com/martins-big-words-read-aloud/

Karissacurrier This resource includes great lessons plans for completing a RA with Martins Big Words. The UDL Principle 2.1 about clarifying vocabulary would be a useful method to employ when completing a RA. The EL strategy 14 about slowing speech to aid in comprehension will increase student engagement in a RA. 2y
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B about the life of Martin Luther King. Written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, this book won the Caldecott medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award! Read about the extraordinary life of Martin Luther King, the struggles that he faced, and how he came to overcome adversity! Your students will love reading about his words truly changed the world for the better! #ucflae3414su20

JessicaO This book his a huge story to tell, so what better way to fully engage students then having them experience what Martin Luther Ling and other African American people had to go through? This lesson plan that I have linked below aligns with UDL principle 3.3 to guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. Also, ESOL strategy #2 to promise cooperation of the students. 3y
DrSpalding This book does have a huge story to tell! There are a few minor errors throughout some of your posts. Promoting cooperation is something that this book teaches and King believed in. This would be an excellent book to include in your social studies curriculum when teaching about historical figures or the civil rights movement. 3y
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AshleyH
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Martin's Big Words is a biography of the well known Martin Luther King Jr. This book brings us through the struggles and challenges in the life of MLK that lead him to become the inspiring person he is to speak against the segregation of races. This would be a good book for a RA and promote a meaningful historical conversation.
This book has been awarded the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King medals.
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Emma_Barcena I need to get this book! I‘ve heard it read during a Read Aloud and it really grabbed my attention! Thank you for sharing such a great example of children‘s picture book that is a biography! 3y
AshleyH https://teachersherpa.com/template/Martins-Big-Words-Lesson-Plans--Activities/07...
This website includes some activities to do with your students about their dreams within themselves, school, and city.
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AshleyH UDL- Promote expectations and beliefs that
optimize motivation (9.1)
Reading this book will promote motivation within students by learning the story of MLK.
EL- 11. Place language in meaningful context
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DrSpalding English learner strategy 28, which is providing biographies to students directly aligns with any picture book biography. Books like this work well in social studies lessons. This author has many to offer you! An author study could work well in addition to reading aloud these award winning titles. 3y
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Caldecott honors and Coretta Scott King award winning B book- Martin‘s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Brian Collier, is about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.. This B book tells his story of growing up in the midst of segregation and how the encouragement of his reverend father and the teachings of Gandhi sparked a desire to fight for justice in our nation. This fight was fought without violence and with love. #ucflae3414su20

Emmaturtle3 I think that LCs would work best for this book. Students would be able to choose their own book from a variety of biographies or books about social injustice. Students would each be given a LC role to do while reading the book and would then share their thoughts and discoveries with their group. This promotes UDL 8.3 of fostering collaboration and community and ESOL strategy #2 falls into place as well 3y
Emmaturtle3 I also really loved this resource I found that has students choose their favorite quotes, describe what the quote means to them, and write about how the quote applies to themselves or to the world today. I think especially with what‘s going on in our world today this is a perfect activity to do with students and make text to self and text to world connections. https://createteachshare.com/2018/01/martins-big-words-for-big-kids.html 3y
bsiqueira Emma, what a powerful story this must be. A literature circle is a great idea because the students can really discuss with one another the importance of many aspects in the book. You‘re resource would be great to use because MLK had such powerful quotes. What a great book to use for a history lesson! 3y
DrSpalding Quotes are powerful. I like the resource as well and believe that selecting powerful quotes such as these could be an excellent part of a social studies lesson. English learner strategy 28 also works as it is providing biographies to students. 3y
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A Caldecott winning NF book by Doreen Rappaport, Martin‘s Big Words shows the growth and drive of Martin Luther King Jr. as he aimed to forge a future of love and equality. Not everyone agrees with his vision, but with each page he shows his perseverance. Using SR for this book offers readers to also get a chance to read and reflect on some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words.

JoslynB https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/shared_reading
UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information, such as a projection of the pages to make larger if necessary, and ESOL 8. Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it work well for the book. #ucflae3414su20
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Nkaufmann Joslyn, another UDL principle you could use is 9.3 which discusses making reflections. And as you mentioned, it would be a good idea to have students reflect on King‘s powerful words. I think before reading teachers could also provide some background knowledge of who King is and why we still talk about him today. 3y
DrSpalding You certainly diversified your teaching strategies. Shared reading would work well with this particular title. Students can see the large print in the book and possibly participate during a read aloud. You could also present the story on a document camera for your students to read along. 3y
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If you are looking for a wonderful illustrated RA to help explain racial issues and the Civil Rights tensions then try Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.. In this NF picture book written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, students get a glimpse at the “BIG WORDS” Martian was trying to teach. The importance of love, peace, and equality. #ucflae3414su20

Mazzole18 This is the perfect book to help foster collaboration and community UDL principle 8.3. ESOL strategy 6 can be used to continually monitor students‘ comprehension.
This book is a Caldecott Honor book, Coretta Scott King Honor book, and an Orbis Pictus Award winner. Make sure to check out ReadWriteandThinks extension for grades 2nd and up to help with their own “Big Words”.
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JessicaO I did a litsy post on this book as well and I really enjoyed watching you read this book on the TeachLive!! This book has so many important lessons in it and I think that students will really appreciate the lesson that they can learn from it! I will continually monitor comprehension because with this book, it is super important. Thank you for sharing! 3y
DrSpalding Read write think is a high-quality resource I hope you will continue to use. You did a beautiful job providing and effective read aloud. This book should be incorporated into a social studies unit. 3y
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This B Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Winner is a beautifully told story of MLK Jr's life. This book is centered around words and showcases the power of words in a time of racism and oppression. This book recounts MLK's accomplishments and his work in a simple way for children to understand. I would utilize this book as a GR so that I could help the students with difficult vocabulary and help guide their discussions of the book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

Kyleigh_J Doreen Rappaport's website has a great teacher's guide for this book. https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/SingleBGs/BigWordsGuide.pdf In this guide teachers can find guided questions as well as how to connect this book to the curriculum, which is super helpful for classroom application. UDL 6.3 facilitate managing information and resources is satisfied as many of the activities require students to conduct their own research on the topics. 3y
Kyleigh_J The teacher can provide quality resources and the students can read through and draw their own conclusions. EL 36 ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses is fulfilled by the guided questions portion of the resource. Those questions are specifically tailored to this book and to promote higher-order thinking. 3y
DrSpalding Teaching books has some valuable resources. I like that you found one with effective questions to include. This could be used during a read aloud or shared reading. Excellent detail with your alignment of universal design and English learner strategies. 3y
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This touching B, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Awards winner details in a kid-friendly way MLK Jr.‘s life and notably delicately handles his assassination. This book would be great for a RA, which I did this past MLK Jr. holiday. provides an amazing discussion resource for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 7.2 which is optimize relevance, value and authenticity works amazing because you can share with students the importance of telling MLK Jr.‘s story. EL 5 which teaches technical vocabulary that supports key concepts works as well because words such as segregation would need defining. (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This is a beautiful award-winning book that should be used to teach about this amazing historical individual. This is the perfect book to kick off a lesson during social studies. 3y
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Inspiring book that takes the reader into Martine‘s life; it is writing in simple words that are essay to understand, and every page has a beautiful illustration. With his peaceful but great words, Martine had a great influence on others and helped with the end of Segregation. Sharing this book in the classroom can help inspire greatness. Theme Equal Rights.

Jennymmm It has received Multiples Awards including National Council of Teachers of English, Orbis Pictus Honor Book

UDL 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy
ESOL 28 Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries
http://doreenrappaport.com/martins-big-words/
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DrSpalding Good idea to use the author website. This book has won numerous awards and should be a part of your social studies curriculum. 3y
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Keishla.O
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This B, Caldecott Honor book is great for a RA. This book details the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in an appropriate way for young children to understand who he was without going into any detail about the more tough parts of his life story. #ucflae3414sp20
The resource below provides great ideas for implementing this reading in the classroom.
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin...

Keishla.O UDL 7.3 (Minimize threats and distractions) & ESOL strategy 19 (Establish predictable classroom routines through the use of an outline on the board or bulleting board) can be used in unison to create the perfect reading environment for such an important book. 3y
Ashley_B I read this book, it‘s so good! Awesome UDL to align with the book. 3y
DrSpalding Your resource is the highest quality! Your universal design principle works well with the content of this book. Read her other books and use them in social studies instruction. 3y
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deiacovab
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Martin's Big Words is a B children's picture book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This book has won many awards including the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Award. We take a walk through Martin's life in beautiful illustrations and learn about how Martin used his 'big' words to bring about change to the U.S and the world. This is a great book for a lesson on a peace and tolerance. I would use this piece of literature for RA.

deiacovab ESOL Strategy 20-List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. I would use this for some of the big important words in the text before reading. UDL principle 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity is perfect for this text because of how important the content is. The author's website for this book contains teaching guides, study guides, and videos that can be used 3y
deiacovab while teaching this book. #ucflae3414sp20 3y
DrSpalding This is a lovely picture book biography that should be used to teach social studies concepts. Historically significant individuals are a part of the social studies standards in Florida. 3y
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This Caldecott Medal, Jane Addams PB award winning B book is about how a historical figure, Martin Luther King Jr., used his words to protest for equal rights for all African American people. Growing up, all MLK Jr. saw was “Whites Only” signs everywhere, and he wanted change. His BIG words made BIG changes for the future of America! This would be great during a history lesson in February for Black History month.

Ashley_B UDL design 5.1 (Use multiple media for communication) and ESOL strategy 28 (Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries).

#UCFLAE3413SP20 https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words
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DrSpalding You read such high-quality books! English learner 28 is perfect for any picture book. The website noted is of the highest quality and you should continue using it in the future. What specifically would you use from the resource noted? 3y
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In Honor of Black History Month “Martin‘s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “ by Doreen Rappaport illustrated by Bryan Collier. Beautiful pictures and a message of peace over violence this children‘s Biography and Caldecott Medal Winner is great for RA‘s. Also be sure to check out Doreen Rappaport‘s website to get a great expert in learning behind the scenes in making this book at http://doreenrappaport.com/martins-big-words/

RaivionneC This book displays UDL standard 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization. I will definitely be using this literally piece in my future classroom😊 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Beautiful image! I am happy to hear you will use this literary picture book biography in your future classroom. This book works nicely in social studies instruction. We are required to teach about historically significant individuals and he is certainly one of them! 3y
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This nonfiction takes the reader through a mini walk of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s life. Starting from when he was a little boy and was able to identify and read “white only signs” to when he traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to help the garbage collectors on strike and was shot and died. The book focuses on the “big words” he used to help change the world and how he used love to fight hate. (1/3) #ucflae3414sp20 #butwaittheresmoretoread

Keishla.O I can‘t wait to get this book. I had such a good read aloud experience with it and I know my future students will too. Can‘t wait! 3y
victoriamaria @Keishla.O it‘s a great book! 3y
victoriamaria This book can be used as an introductory lesson for prominent figures during the 1950s. It can be used to integrate history lessons. The illustrator‘a style is very unique. The illustrator uses a collage style technique. The illustrator mentions in the note that there are a few symbols throughout the book that represents an event that occurred during that time period. UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and Symbols and UDL 3.1: Activate and supply (2/3) (edited) 3y
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victoriamaria background knowledge can be met with this book. ESOL 5: Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. This book is a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and an Orbis Pictus Award winner. readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thinking-about-92.html?tab=4#tabs (3/3) #ucflae3414sp20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Excellent resource… It is not hyperlinked. Try to fix that? Excellent idea to utilize this book in a social studies lesson. Add the verbiage to the one universal design and English learner strategy required. 3y
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“Hate can‘t drive out hate. Only love can do that.”

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I love how this book makes people feel. It makes people feel inspired and happy. Children need to read this book so they can understand how words have more power than we know

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This book was a different look at Martin Luther King‘s fight for equality. This book looked closer into the words he said, and the ways he impacted people with his teachings and words. It shows us how everyone is special in their own way regardless of who they are. I love how the title of the book is on the back and the cover is a huge picture of him smiling

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“everyone can be great“

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my favorite part was how they put martins actual quotes in places around the books. it made the book come to life in my opinion

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I really enjoyed this book. I loved the concept of the book starting with him as a child and showing how he grew into the incredible figure he is. I would defiantly choose this book as one to use if I was doing a lesson on Martin king

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This B book written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is about how Martin Luther King Jr. used words to protest for equal rights for all Black people. When he was growing up, all he saw would be “Whites Only” and he wanted change, so he made it. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book won the Caldecott and Jane Addams. It pairs with EL strategy #4 because it‘s talking about something the students should be taught every year in which they go more and more in depth. Also with UDL principle 7.2 to relate it with what may be happening in the present. You can use LC for this book to get more discussions for this book in a smaller group. (edited) 3y
maciforster This website has a bunch of activities teachers can use with their students to ask tie in history: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent biography and of course it works beautifully with social studies concepts. Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. 3y
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Dandan0131
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This historical fiction book is great. It is accurate and talks about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life growing up. The book made me feel like I personally knew Martin. It also reflects on Martin's values.

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I would read this book in my classroom around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I think this book is perfect because it explains why Martin decided to stand up in front of everyone and say his “I had a dream“ speech.

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“You are as good as anyone.“

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Matin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, 2001. Coretta Scott King Honor Book. This book is a powerful telling of Martin Luther King Jr. and his journey to inspire and spread love in our country. It incorporates many of his famous quotes and speeches in the book as well.
Blurb: This book has some powerful words and pictures that add to the message of the book and Martin Luther King Jr.
Quote: “Martin said “love,“ when other said “hate.“

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Martin‘s Big Words is a B that would be good for a RA in a K-3 classroom. It walks you through the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and talks about the historical impact he had on our country and our world. This picture book has won many awards, two of which being the Coretta Scott King Award and the Caldecott Honor. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use with this book is 2.1. Clarifying vocabulary and symbols is important for this book because there are a lot of words in the book most kindergarteners wouldn‘t know (segregation, minister, etc.), but should know for the importance in this book. I would clarify words by making picture cards for them and explaining them before we start the book, and emphasizing them throughout. 3y
katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use is 14. “Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant” is important so ESOL students understand the bigger words and what you are saying. Here is a link to a lesson plan and activities I would use for this book in my classroom. scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 3y
Camrynm This is an awesome book for children to read!! A great lesson for everyone. 3y
DrSpalding Excellent posts on excellent books Katie! Scholastic again is a powerful and high-quality resource to help you use not only quality biographies such as this but being the largest publisher of children‘s books, many wonderful picture books and novels that should be incorporated into the elementary classroom. Well done. 3y
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JennaMichelleCohn
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This B book details the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book was awarded the Coretta Scott King Award and the Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award among others. This book would be great for AS and RA. EL 42 would be great here, along with UDL 1.1 because the students have a great opportunity to use and create their own timelines using this book. #UCFLAE3414F19

ChrisC I always love books with him in it. I‘ll definitely pick this up one day. 3y
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource that goes along with this extremely high-quality and multi award-winning book. Use this book in your social studies instruction. 3y
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Martin‘s Big Words is a Biography about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This book is written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier This book has received a Caldecott honor award, a Coretta Scott King Award, and won the best illustrated children‘s book from the New York Times. #UCFLAE3414F19

Jewelwinkler The UDL principal I would use in my classroom would be 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) since this book has higher level vocabulary. The EL strategy I would use would be number 9 (teach note taking strategy‘s: T-lists, time lines etc) I would have the children create a time line while reading the book since the events in the book are in chronological order. 3y
Jewelwinkler I would conduct a RA in my classroom for this book since it does have some mature subject matter. I think it would be helpful to read it and then discuss it with the class. 3y
DrSpalding Two fabulous resources for this biography that can be used well as a read aloud during Black history month or a social studies unit about historical figures that have had a positive impact in our history. 3y
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B that can promote a sense of acceptance towards diversity into a classroom. This picture book was awarded the Silver Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the best Illustrated Children‘s book in 2001. MLK Jr. has a dream and that dream is to unite the “Blacks” and “Whites” in a bond so strong they call each other brother and sister. “Love is the key to the problems of the world.” -MLKJr #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool This book would be a great opportunity to do RA as the students are able to actively engage and discuss with the teacher and peers on the importance of MLK Jr‘s message and how it can affect their own lives in the present day. An activity to extend discussion can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... (edited) 3y
TristanPool UDL principle 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection with EL 3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking) can be utilized during discussion to effectively think and eventually write out their own “big” words and dreams that they would love to accomplish one day. (edited) 3y
DrSpalding What a lovely quote! This biography can be used to complement a social studies unit and can of course be read during Black history month to share the amazing work of MLK Junior. 3y
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“Every time Martin read the words, he felt bad. until he remembered what his mother told him: 'you are as good as anyone.'“

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Winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book award. I enjoyed this because of the repetitive structure with the words big words. they made it clear that what MLK said will never be forgotten and the impact he had on people and our history was evident. Plot also gave a good story and added/built up to the overall theme that was being portrayed.

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Intriguing story that shows great history of how something impacted Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. He uses what he learned growing up to make a big difference in who he became.