In third grade we discussed Dr. King's legacy using Carole Boston Weatherford's Freedom on the Menu:the Greensboro Sit-Ins.
We opened with a discussion of what it meant to be segregated. The following slides (courtesy of the Library of Congress) helped us visualize segregation more easily, though it's still a difficult topic even for adults to understand.
After viewing these protest signs, we practiced using persuasion, making our own placards like FOTM's Connie.
In second grade we switched gears, practicing comparison and contrast, using Mo Willems' Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs vs. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We closed by creating a title and cover art for our individual versions of Goldilocks, using the following Mo Willems' video to inspire us to greatness.
We had a great time in OAES Library Media Center---looking forward to the next week. One last thing, all you Reading Rock Stars, don't forget! Wednesday, January 25th, reading logs are due.