January 2019

A Hero in the Family

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Listen and Read Together

Extend the Lesson

Videos (1)

Games (1)


Academic Standards


Reading Objective:

Children will evaluate the traits of a hero by studying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s character traits and how those traits helped him make important changes in our country.


Social Studies Focus:

history; American heroes


ELA Skills:

key details, connecting ideas, primary sources, vocabulary, automaticity, text evidence, writing


Page 4 Skill:

read an interview



segregation, speeches, marches, inspired



RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RF.2.4.B, W.2.8, SL.2.2