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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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Allierd22
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“Hate can‘t drive out hate. Only love can do that.”

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Allierd22

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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Allierd22
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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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mollywimmers1

“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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mollywimmers1
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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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maciforster
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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) 2mo
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 2mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent biography and of course it works beautifully with social studies concepts. Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. 1mo
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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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Dandan0131

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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Dandan0131

“You are as good as anyone.“

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peytonfleming

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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katiehamlin
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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. 3mo
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 3mo
Camrynm This is an awesome book for children to read!! A great lesson for everyone. 3mo
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. 1mo
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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. 3mo
JennaMichelleCohn https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/RIF_ExploringHistorica... this piece would be great to use. Along with this, https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words offers many great resources for multiple grades. 3mo
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. 1mo
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Jewelwinkler
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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. 3mo
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. 3mo
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. 1mo
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TristanPool
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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) 3mo
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) 3mo
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. 1mo
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mack2799

“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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mack2799
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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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mack2799

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.

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meganslats

I would use this book in my classroom when discussing history about our country and where race plays into it. It is very straightforward but simple so young children will understand what is going on in the story. The illustrations really go well with what is being said in the book.

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meganslats

“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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meganslats
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This is a good book to show kids what United States history and race what like back in our parents and grandparents time. It is about a man who stood up for equality and made a difference in the country to put an end to segregation. I would say this book is age-appropriate for second grade and up. The illustrations are unique and the colors of the pages/characters show the mood of the parts in the story.

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SarynaN
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Recipient of the Coretta Scott Kind award, Martins Big Words, is a B. Written by Doreen Rappaport and Illustrated by Bryan Collier, the book discusses some of the important things that took place during his life up to his death. A wonderfully illustrated picture book with plenty of facts about MLK‘s early life and to his passing with quotations taken from different parts of his life. Great for RT! #ucflae3414

SarynaN http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... This article from Read, Write, Think includes a discussion activity for Martin‘s Big Words. The book and discussion will cover ESOL strategy 28 and UDL 7.2 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and English learner strategy 28 providing biographies is spot on. 5mo
Jgolub13 This is a great example of a biography. I was volunteering in a classroom that read it as a read aloud. It was a fantastic read aloud, and a great book. 3mo
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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. 6mo
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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! 6mo
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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. 👍🏼 6mo
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. 6mo
alexialovesmith I read this book as well! This is a great book for readers theater as well as a read aloud because it gives the students the opportunity to learn about history! Awesome post! 6mo
DrSpalding Look at all the standards that can be met by one book! Speaking and listening standards, writing standards and of course reading standards along with social studies. This is a great book to add to your classroom library. Helpful resource! 6mo
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alexialovesmith
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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 6mo
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. 6mo
DrSpalding I agree that this particular book is very English learner friendly. The large print and bold text truly help highlight Martin‘s big words. Use this in a social studies unit. 5mo
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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. 7mo
TracyHayes There are many good books about MLK, but the illustrations on this one are just amazing. 7mo
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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
#UCFSU19

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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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lauren_rese

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.