Build, read, and write sentences about Martin Luther King, Jr. with a cut-and-paste sentence building worksheet.
Reading and Writing for MLK Day
Students will love this fun, printable MLK Day activity. This kindergarten worksheet has the students cut apart words, put a sentence in order, and identify images and symbols related to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
It is designed to develop their understanding that letters on paper correspond to sounds, and it promotes sentence structure and concepts of print.
This MLK Day worksheet for first grade and below has been designed to introduce your students to these vital early concepts about print.
The worksheet focuses on a simple sentence. Students will :
- Identify and color images and symbols related to MLK Day.
- Cut out the words that make up the sentence from the bottom of the worksheet.
- Glue the words in the boxes provided in the correct order.
- Write the sentence independently on the writing lines provided.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided writing groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
This worksheet can benefit both struggling and accelerated students!
- Do you have students in your class who aren’t ready to write complete sentences without a guide? No problem! These students are still learning about sentences by cutting and pasting the words in the correct order. Simply leave out the ‘Write’ activity.
- Do you have students who can do it all? As an extension, ask these students to write their sentences about the pictures on the worksheet.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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