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Read Along Pocket Chart Cards - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Grades: K - 1

Use this set of 12 MLK text and image pocket chart cards for reading and sight word practice.

Practice Read-Aloud Strategies For MLK Day 

Use these cards for an interactive read-aloud in the weeks around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or during Black History Month.

Through this group reading activity, students will identify high-frequency sight words and use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases.

Among the many benefits of reading aloud, students will develop their language, expand their vocabulary, and strengthen their listening skills.   

At the beginning of the week, display the cards in a pocket chart and model engaging reading strategies:

  1. Monitor your pace.
  2. Demonstrate text-specific facial and vocal expressions.
  3. Ask questions.
  4. Make connections.

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Continue your read-alouds with the students during the week, using the picture cards for a visual reference. At the end of the week, have the students read them independently.

Alternative Uses For These Cards That Build A Love Of Reading

We created this resource for circle time and reading lessons. In addition, we suggest these alternative uses to reinforce reading skills and new vocabulary words with your small group and full-class lessons: 

  • Print on cardstock for a reading center activity where students match the text to the images.
  • Print a copy for each student, glue it into their reading journal, and have them read to an adult at home.
  • Download the black and white version and distribute it as a cut and color matching activity. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color and black and white PDF versions.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 

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