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Martin's big words: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr | Doreen Rappaport
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gabbymartin
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This book is “Martin‘s Big Words”, written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier. This biography picture book has won 12 awards, the most popular including the Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award, Caldecott as well as Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. This story takes us back to Martin‘s childhood and tells how the “big words” of whites and blacks influenced him to fight for equal rights.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: RT, LC. UDL: 8.3 Use the story to teach the importance of building our community without judging race, and work together to understand the impact of words. EL: 8. Explain why things were happening in the story beyond the text because an ELL might not understand. Website: https://achievethecore.org/content/upload/Martin's%20Big%20Words%201%20Info.docx -a detailed 8 day lesson plan designed for students understand King‘s impact. 5d
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carlenerubin Loved your post! The read write think link was great and I loved your idea for readers theatre. This is such an excellent text and has won so many awards! Will definitely be using this in my future classroom! 14h
Mary_Dehner I love the historical importance of his book! Can‘t wait to share it in my classroom one day. The read write think link is so helpful as well. 👍🏼 14h
fquadri I really like your idea for readers theatre and the fact that this book has won many awards indicates that it is a quality book and I will definitely be using this in my future classroom. Thanks for sharing. 14h
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Martin‘s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Written by Doreen Rappaport and Illustrated by Brian Collier (Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Jane Adams Awards). This B would be great for S, since it shares the life story of Martin Luther King Jr. This book is perfect for students because it explains this piece of history in way children can understand. Some vocabulary may be new, but this resource has a great vocabulary activity!

alexialovesmith http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 This resource meets ELS28 by reviewing who MLK is beforehand as well as ELS23 by reviewing vocabulary that is in the text. Very EL friendly! UDL7.2 also aligns because teachers are instructed after the read to connect the story to history! This is a wonderful book to read to children before MLK day. #ucflae3414su19 6d
Macker11 I think this is a great entry to talking about MLK Jr. and the resource you chose seems really helpful! I like how it talked about the feelings your students might have after learning about this. Also, I completely agree with reviewing who MLK was and the vocabulary prior to reading because the book wouldn‘t be as impactful without this. 5d
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Bmelendez92
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B / Caldecott Medal / RA
• This book helps talk about Martin Luther Kings Life in a way for children to understand.
http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-intermediate-lesson-plan-martins-...
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• UDL: 3.2
• EL: Big picture book and few sentences make it easy for ELs to grasp words

DeniseR Great book! I found it useful for an interactive read aloud. It was also good for pre-teaching vocabulary and had vivid images. 4w
TracyHayes There are many good books about MLK, but the illustrations on this one are just amazing. 4w
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StephJB1221
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B. Coretta Scott King Award. TS: LC
This picture book gives students insight into Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and the different things that he did in his lifetime. This book puts the content in language that the student can understand and comprehend.
https://tinyurl.com/Martinsbigwordslesson
UDL 9.3 EL: Visuals and vocabulary bank
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cjegolden99

Biography. This is a great biography and is even a great read aloud story. It‘s perfect for younger children in the classroom.

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cjegolden99
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Martin‘s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, 2007. This book is a wonderful introduction into biographies for young children. It‘s simple but doesn‘t skirt around the bad stuff. It may not be as detailed but it introduces them to the life of Dr. King and the work he did for civil rights.

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Madimccrady22

“Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace.”

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Madimccrady22

This is a great book for children to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. this book let‘s children into his world.

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Madimccrady22
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Martins big words is by Doreen Rappaport which is a biography that was published in 2001. This book is a tribute to the civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this is a picture book biography that includes beautiful illustrations and meaningful words about Martin. This is a book about the legacy of Mr. King using some of his powerful words.

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cjbattiste

“Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together.”

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cjbattiste

The illustrations are especially interesting. They appear to be a collage of sorts. Really captivating.

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cjbattiste
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Julie read this to us in class around MLK Jr. Day and wow - what a way to tell this story. From the different textures seen in the pictures, to the simple yet powerful words, this is a book that can resonate with human beings no matter what age.

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ConnorLaCroix

Love is the key to the problems of the world.

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ConnorLaCroix

I like the art style of the book. It looks sort of like construction paper and sort of like a painting.

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ConnorLaCroix
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Best Illustrated Childrens Book 2001
I really like how this book used both the words of the author and of Martin Luther King Jr. It is a gray chronology of his life so that children can understand him as an individual.

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This book should be included in everyone‘s classrooms to teach children where and how there lives became the lives they have.

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lauren_rese
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This book is a book that everyone should read. It shows an important period in time when Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world forever through his inspirational words. This book represents his life and what he went through to get to this point in life, where everyone can be treated equally. Genre: Biography; Published: 2001; Illustrator: Bryan Collier

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mollsmichele

“Wait! For years I have heard the word ‘Wait!‘ We have waited more than three hundred and forty years for our rights.”

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Illustrated with stunning collage art by acclaimed artist Bryan Collier.

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mollsmichele
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This story is focused on the incredible life and inspiring story of Martin Luther King Jr. the author weaves her works with the captivating words of Dr. Martin to tell this beautiful story. The text is real yet graceful for Young Readers to get exposed too. It is a wonderful book that can be used to explore the life of this great American.

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karamank
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The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is such an engaging B story and would be an awesome way to introduce the beloved Martin Luther King Jr. to students. It was awarded the Caldecott Medal. This book highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 29, and UDL principles 8.3, 9.3, 1.1, 1.2, and 3.1.

karamank I adored how this story started out as Martin being a young kid and wanting to change the world because he wanted people to be treated equally. I liked how it showed Martin growing up and pursuing his dream of making the world equal. The illustrations were amazing as well and I think students would really benefit a lot from this story. I learned a lot more than I already knew about Martin Luther King Jr. by reading it. 3mo
karamank Some awesome activities for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words I really like the vocabulary word searches to help students recognize new words through out the story. 3mo
karamank In my future classroom, I would have a discussion about acceptance and what it means to treat everyone equally no matter what before reading the story. I would then asked students to share why they think Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero, which is why it would make an awesome SR! #lae3414sp19 (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding Vocabulary is so important especially in the social sciences. Excellent resource again and wonderful post. 3mo
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Killianfig
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The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning Biography (B) Picture book, “Martin‘s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport is a perfect book for any “Historical Heroes” or “Biography” unit. The book follows the life of the great Martin Luther King Jr. from when he was young all the way to his death

Killianfig The unique part about the book is that you are able to see which aspects of Martin‘s childhood influenced the way Martin lead the Civil Rights Movement. The perfect blend of simple and complex vocabulary makes this book ideal for Read Aloud (RA), Shared Reading (SR), and Storytelling (S) exercises. 3mo
Killianfig Doreen‘s wide variety of biography books also makes this a great pick for an Author Study (AS) as well. Important, complex vocabulary such as “discrimination” and immense historical knowledge of the book actively supports UDL strategies 2.1 and 3.1. The key concept of discrimination may be relatable to some ESOL students. 3mo
Killianfig Using ESOL strategies 4, 24, 5 to create cultural connection between the students and Martin Luther King will exercise empathy within the students due to a personal connection created between the text and students through the explanation of background knowledge and cultural connections made by the teacher. 3mo
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Killianfig Here‘s a great link that encourages students to look for the “big words” Martin uses in the text: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding As you know, read write think is a high-quality resource. You are missing some resources on posts however the ones you do have are very helpful. Excellent job classifying your genres as well. 3mo
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Caldecott award winner, Martin‘s Big Words is a beautifully illustrated (B) that is perfect for an (AS). The picture book provides comprehensible information for young readers about the influential leader, Martin Luther King Jr. The well-known award winning author, Doreen Rappaport would be a great choice for an author study. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words This resource provides different activities for multiple grade levels. (edited) 3mo
kelseymccormick This lesson aligns with ESOL strategy #4 Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge and #6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. Additionally it aligns with UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. 3mo
sydneydaniels This is a great way to integrate history and reading. Great book choice! 3mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick This book has beautiful illustrations and I will definitely be adding this one to my classroom library! 3mo
DrSpalding Make sure you check out English learner strategy 28 which is perfectly aligned to the use of biographies. 3mo
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#lae3414sp19 This award winning B written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is a great informational book to incorporate into your classroom. This book takes us through the life of Martin Luther King Jr. including many obstacles that he had to overcome. It focuses on the importance of words and has real quotes from this leader included throughout the book. This book presents important information in a very child friendly manor.

mluter I love the discussion guide located on this link. It would be great to do this lesson around Martin Luther King Jr. day to teach the importance of this monumental man. This lesson plan includes a moment of silence commemorating him which I thought to be very touching. I would personally do the timeline portion together as a class! http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 UDL 3.1 and 3.2 ESOL 28 and 42 3mo
wmaxflowers I did this book as well! I think it‘s a really unique format, but it also tells such an important story. I liked the timeline example in your lesson plan. 3mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is an excellent resource. Remember that you needed to elaborate a bit on the English learner and universal design principles. Use biographies like this in your social studies classroom. 3mo
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Haleysantucci
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Martins Big Words is a biography written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Brian Collier which has won the Jane Addams children‘s book award. It is a great book with absolutely amazing pictures. It is a great source for history classes when Martin Luther King day comes. It gives a clear description of Martin Luther King‘s life.

Haleysantucci I would have students partner read this book so that they could discuss their feelings and thoughts on who he was and what he did. The UDL principle I would use, would be 8.3 and 7.1 because they would get to choose their partners and build upon each other‘s knowledge. 3mo
Haleysantucci The ESOL strategy I would use would be number 6 because I would be walking around the classroom making sure that my ESOL students were understanding what was being read back-and-forth between them and their partner. 3mo
Haleysantucci http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... This is a great resource that helps teachers get students to think deeply about the usage of words and what their deep meanings are in this book. #LAE3414sp19 3mo
LaGasseSam1996 Yes just yes! This book would be amazing to use around Martin Luther King Jr day! Plus the picture in that book are amazing! 3mo
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”Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” is a caldecott honor biography (B) book. This picture book depicts the amazing and impactful life of Martin Luther King. This story is particularly interesting due to the fact the entire story is told via actual quotes of M.L.K. This story would definitely be a great read aloud (RA). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL 43.
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DrSpalding Same comments. 3mo
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MNelson98
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B book that can be used for a RA in the classroom. This Caldecott Award and Coretta Scott King Award winner narrates the story of Martin Luther King. It describes the incredible impact that MLK had on our country and how he was motivated by love instead of hate. The fact that MLK helped establish equality is very well known, but this book will help students learn about more events that occured in his life.

MNelson98 The book also promotes solving issues with love instead of hate, which is a great moral lesson for students. ESOL strategy 13 will help students who may not already have previous background knowledge of Martin Luther King. ESOL strategies 42 and 43 will allow students to visually see when events occurred in history and to comprehend important facts. UDL 2.1 and 3.1 can also be used with this book. 3mo
MNelson98 This website provides a great lesson plan and activities related to the story: http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-intermediate-lesson-plan-martins-... #lae3414sp19 3mo
DrSpalding Nice job explaining important parts of Dr. King‘s legacy. 3mo
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This biography picture book is an excellent read aloud to introduce students to one of the worlds most influential leaders.The book won the Jane Addams book award for picture books. The book begins with his childhood experience of seeing “white only “signs throughout his hometown, presenting his efforts of the civil rights crusader, and ended abruptly with his assassination.

SofiaRoselli The website provides a great overview of the book, standards, resources and lesson plans. I would teach questioning for clarification, ESOL strategy one, to help students further understand big concepts in the book such as racism. I would also help clarify vocabulary and symbols, 2.1, so students understand prejudice and racism.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin...
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DrSpalding Excellent resource Sofia! Continue to use this in your future classroom. (edited) 3mo
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KAdudu
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Martin‘s Big Words (B) written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is an excellent book to get students to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and the key roles he played in the Civil Rights movement. This book not only include vital information about Martin life, but the images are also beautiful. I think this book would work well as an IR or SR.

KAdudu The UDL principles that align is 7.2; optimizing relevance, value and authenticity. As for the EL strategy use 29; offer a variety of reference materials at the student‘s instructional level for independence use. #lae3414sp19
Look at this great resource:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Martins-Big-Words-Literature...
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karamank @KAdudu I absolutely love this book! It is such a great way to introduce acceptance into the classroom and has such amazing quotes/illustrations💖 3mo
DrSpalding You have done a nice job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. Another English learner strategy is number 28 when ever you are using a biography with children. 3mo
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Edenmonet
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Martin‘s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrations by Kadir Nelson (B), a Caldecott Medal and Jane Addams book winner, would be a great book to do a Storytelling (S) with. In this wonderful book, Martin Luther King‘s life is shown from when he was a child to the civil rights activist he became as a man. Martin‘s Big Words would be great to read to a class during a unit on the Civil Rights Movement or for Black History Month.

Edenmonet A good lesson plan would be:http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990. The UDL principle used can be 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, especially if you're going over the Civil Rights Movement then read this to the class. The ESOL strategy would be 28, providing biographies of significant men and women. #LAE3414SP19 3mo
DrSpalding Another fantastic biography! 3mo
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Mmw2478
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Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. So many powerful words and phrases in this Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning biography of Dr. King‘s life. Put in simple terms for young Elementary school age students. Would be a great RA. #lae3414sp19.

Mmw2478 UDL Principles 8.3, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1 and ESOL Strategies 2, 3, 4 could be used with this but this book. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc39Ka8ut6k 3mo
SofiaRoselli I love this book! The pictures are beautiful and the message behind it is so important. 3mo
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kkimmelman
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This B picture book is a Caldecott award winner. This book is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr— it could be used as an AS for young readers. UDL 3.1 and 3.2 would tie in well with the AS as well as ESOL 42 and 43.

kkimmelman This lesson would work well when leading class discussions http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 #LAE3414sp19 4mo
Mmw2478 I have seen this book in a lot of classrooms-need to get it. I like the resource you used. 4mo
wmaxflowers I picked this book for my Litsy posts as well! I liked how your lesson plan encouraged students to see M.L.K‘s impact in their lives today. 3mo
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This Biography (B) Martin‘s Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport, is the Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award winner & a Caldecott award winner. This is a book about Martin Luther King Jr and his life story. He is one of the most influential people in history so this would be good to read as RA. This is a great introduction into civil rights and MLK‘s story.

taywise393 A lesson plan and activities that could go with this book are in this link https://www.nps.gov/malu/learn/education/upload/2_and_3_%20Kings_%20Leadership_a.... The ESOL strategies that I would use is 11 & 42. Which support ways to gather quality content. The UDL strategies for 3.1 and 6.1. This is about prior background knowledge and goal setting. #lae3414sp19 4mo
DrSpalding This book has won so many awards. Good for you utilizing the National Park service website. That is high-quality! 3mo
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This picture book (B, Caldecott, Jane Addams Children's Book Awards for Picture Books, and Coretta Scott King Honor) by Doreen Rappaport shares the remarkable story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for peace. I believe this would be a great book for a RA. Also, this book encompasses UDL Principles 8.1: Heighten salience of goals and objectives, 6.1: Guide appropriate goal-setting, and 6.3: Facilitate mamaging information and resources.

gnewman In addition, this book supports ESOL Strategies 26: Maintain a library of supplementary books and workshops written in simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems and 28: Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. I also found a variety of high quality resources on Reading is Fundamental. The link to all of them is https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words #LAE3414sp19 4mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. Nice job aligning your strategies and principles and being thoughtful about your summaries! ❤️📚 4mo
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“his big words are alive for us today”

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kateschaeffer
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published 2001. This is a very inspirational book. This book is about Martin Luther King. This book puts his words into words that kids will understand

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emilybanne
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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier is a Caldecott Honor winner. This is a B about Martin Luther and his timeline of what he accomplished and why he is such an inspiration. An ESOL Strategy is 28. Which is to provide biographies of men and women from all different cultures. This book does just that! A UDL would be 7.3 Which is to minimize threats and distractions.

emilybanne I would have the kids read this book in a quiet spot and reflect by writing their thoughts down on a sticky note. A great resource is: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words there are A lot of resources but one I like is a word match where the kids can play a matching game with the vocabulary and the definitions. It could be a station in your classroom. 12mo
RossoS Such an amazing book!! I think this book would be great to share around Black history month to help young students learn more about the life of Dr. King 12mo
emilybanne @RossoS I agree! 12mo
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GGallegos
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This B is a great addition for students to learn from. This is a Caldecott winner and a theme of hope. It goes over who inspired Martin and the timeline of the big things he did. It is a wonderful book full of information for students to use and to read. It tells the story of hope and love that Martin had, showing his vision for this world. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin...

GGallegos This is a great RA book. UDL principle 5.1 would go well as you can use this book during a lesson of this time period. ESOL strategy 42 as there is a timeline they can reference and make to show Martin's life. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 12mo
SierraC I read this book as a child, can‘t wait to share with my students! Great review :) 12mo
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Martin‘s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport is NF and a Caldecott award book. This biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a great addition to any classroom as it is very informative and fun at the same time. The book also provides a timeline of Dr. King‘s life as well as additional resources to learn more about Dr. King. This book would be a great read aloud. EL strategy 20, list the most important word and phrases you use on the board.

JayaJ UDL strategy 9.1, promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. A great way to use this book in the classroom is by getting students thinking about their impact on the future. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin.... #UCFLAE3414SuB18 12mo
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Martin‘s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier is a picture book B. This book has won multiple awards including the Caldecott Honor book, Coretta Scott King Honor book and Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award. This book would be great for a RA as you introduce your young readers to one of the world‘s most influential leaders.

RossoS In this book the author uses quotes from some of Dr. King‘s speeches to tell the story of his life and the contributions he made with his work that still impacts us today. A great resource to use with this book is “The Doreen Rappaport Study Guides” which is a guide created by the author of the book to help you take the most out of it. 12mo
RossoS It includes discussion questions, writing prompts, projects, vocabulary activities and other great ideas on how to integrate this book across the curriculum. https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/SingleBGs/BigWordsGuide.pdf 12mo
RossoS The UDL principle 7.2 optimize relevance, value, and authenticity and ESOL 3 encourage self talk, could be met by inviting students to share their personal response and as a teacher contextualizing the information read to the students‘ lives. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 12mo
DrSpalding This is such a powerful read. Excellent quote to highlight here...rings very true in today‘s world! 12mo
SierraC Such an inspiring man! Can‘t wait to read this book ❤️ 12mo
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Matin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier is a B. Winner of Caldecott Medal, Jane Adams Children Book Award for picture books, Correta Scott King AWard is great for RA and introduction of Biography to students. It has described Dr Martin's life through his words and pictures. unique hook to engage students because its title is on the back and front has Dr Martin's pic#ucflae3414sp18

SadiqaH The activity related to this book is http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/bigwords_book/big_boo... The UDL strategies 2.1 to clarify vocabulary and symbols like quotation marks and 3.2 activitiing background knowledge will work the best. EL stray5 & 28 about teaching technical vocabulary and providing biographies of other famous men and women will be effective related to this book. 1y
Ryanne.H This book is prefect for Black history month or even MLKJ day. I love the activity you linked! Great post 1y
DrSpalding Nice post! Your resource is of the highest quality and you have easily aligned EL and UDL strategies that work with a read aloud of a biography. 1y
Jenniferj11419 Awesome!! Great book for black history month! 1y
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B: This winner of the Caldecott medal and Jane Adams Children's book Awards for Picture Books would be a great read aloud choice for grades 3-5. Although it would be an excellent choice to read any time of the year, it would be a great book to read during Black History Month. Martin's Big Words demonstrates just how much power your words can have. I believe that message is crucial for students to learn. #UCFLAE3414SP18

DrSpalding Use the rubric. 1y
ambera UDL 3.1 Activate or supply prior knowledge. ESOL 4. Link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge 1y
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AndreaG
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This is a B Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King, Orbis Pictus, and a 2001 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award Winner I would use as a RA to introduce black history & teach the figurative and literal meaning of MLK‘s “big” words and their impact on history. The book follows the life of King from his youth to death, shows life in pre-civil rights South, and discusses the civil rights movement and his impact on that movement. #UCFLAE3414SP18

AndreaG The text also discusses King‘s focus on love and non-violence to accomplish goals. Additionally, MLK quotes are provided throughout the book. I would use this to teach about black history. UDL 3.1 is provided in this text. ELL strategies 4, 5, 14. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... (edited) 1y
DrSpalding Make sure your resource hyperlinks. This book has won so many awards and you are wise to include it in a resource for Black history month. Well done. 1y
AndreaG @DrSpalding Any time there‘s a # in the link, it doesn‘t hyperlink. I think it‘s because Litsy thinks it‘s a hashtag. I had this happen with another link, too. 1y
DrSpalding Thanks for letting me know! 💜📚 1y
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JordanL
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A Biography about the great Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King winner, TS's include RA, LC, IR, SR, and PR. The book did a great job on showing his early life, and all of the work he did for Civil Rights. It also had some of his quotes throughout the book, showing his compassion and to "fight with words, not fists". This again would be great for a Read Aloud. This book was a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King award.

JordanL http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... This lesson plan would be great for this lesson as it allows students to think about the word "big", which means different things to different students, and can allow students to abstract think. Usage of UDL for 1.2, offer alternatives for auditory information, can go well with this Lesson Plan as it asks for "I Have a Dream Speech". 1y
JordanL For any ESOL students, having #20 and listing important words to attempt to show the "big words" that they can use for the Lesson Plan may be most beneficial. 1y
DrSpalding Excellent post. Excellent resource. Excellent alignment. 1y
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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport is a biography (B) about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. This great book as work a Caldecott Honor book award. This book will be great for black history book, also empower student to great no matter what people may say. This book was motivating and inspiring with what Martin Luther King Jr. did for African-Americans around the world. He thought love conquers all, Love will Bring everything together.

Hervela.L With the power and movement in this particular book, I would want my students to maneuver through this book with UDL 9.3 developing self-assessment and reflection. I believe this website incorporate PR,IR,SR. Also this website will be a great assessment tool for the students to use http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... (edited) 1y
Hervela.L ESOL strategies 29. Offer a variety of reference materials at the students' instructional level for independent use. ESOL 2. Promote cooperation (small groups) ESOL 1. Teach questioning for clarification. ESOL 6. Continually monitor students' comprehension. Esol 5. Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. ESOL 28. Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. (edited) 1y
DrSpalding You are going above and beyond. The multiple EL/UDL principles you have aligned are correct and proves that sharing quality literature can meet the needs of your diverse student population. What an excellent read during Black history month and honestly anytime of the year. This book works beautifully with social studies standards in Florida. 1y
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KhyaraN
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Beautiful Biography(B) picture book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that inspires young readers and teaches them about equality. A great addition to have in a diverse library, and could be used as IR or GR for lesson on history or Black History Month, in where the teacher can have students learn about MLK while guiding and teaching them his significance in the black community and overall world.
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KhyaraN Author Doreen R. displays lessons and activities that can be used with Martin‘s Big Words in the Learn More section: http://doreenrappaport.com/martins-big-words/ 1y
KhyaraN For a particular lesson with Black History Month the ESOL strategy #28 “Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries” can be used to provide biographies of Important Black figures in the world and include MLK. The UDL 8.3 principle should be used to communicate how this book encourages collaboration and community. 1y
Laura.S @KhyaraN This book would be an amazing choice for a classroom library! It is so important to have children see books of people that are of the same race. It emphasizes diversity and would be so useful during black history month or any history lesson. I loved that you linked lessons and activities for this book so that it is interactive 1y
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KhyaraN @Laura.S yes! The link provides so much resources that can be utilized in the classroom 1y
DrSpalding Excellent book and excellent job finding EL # 28. Well done! 1y
KhyaraN @DrSpalding Thank you! 1y
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Martin‘s Big Words, a biography(B) about Martin Luther King Jr., is an empowering book that has won the Caldecott Honor Book, the Coretta Scott King Honor Book, the New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and several more. It provides factual information on the Civil Rights leader, MLK Jr. and states many of his most famous quotes. This book is inspiring and shows his impact and view on how he wanted to bring the word together in love! ⬇️comments

morganhillman This book would be best used in guided reading(GR) along with the activity. The teacher can allow the students to read a portion of the speech and guide them through the book and developing their own dreams for the lesson.
http://readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thinking.... The UDL principle 9.3 regarding developing self-assessment and reflection would be met as the reader starts to take MLK Jr.‘s words
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morganhillman and think about their own personal dreams and hopes for the world. The EL 28, providing biographies of significant men and women from different countries, would also be met because it can show all students, especially ELLs, about a very influential leader and his impact throughout the entire world.
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DrSpalding This is IMPRESSIVE! Your EL & UDL alignment is spot on! Using RWT as a resource is a wise choice! You listened, you used the rubric and have your first successful post! Yes! 💜📚 1y
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morganhillman @DrSpalding awesome thank you so much!! 1y
Hervela.L I really like your post, and the activity seem amazing to help children to be engaged. This book seem to motivate children to develop their goals or dream. (edited) 1y
Ryanne.H You can tell this book is amazing by all the awesome awards it has won. Great book 😊 1y
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This is my favorite picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King (so far).

“Wait! For years I have heard the word ‘Wait!‘ We have waited more than three hundred and forty years for our rights!”

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TheBookHippie I like this one too! We had it out to read today. 1y
Tamra I don‘t have this one. Going to rectify ASAP. 1y
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