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Submitted on: 01/13/2006 00:24:51 

Topic: Vocabulary, Time Fillers, Group Work, Holidays, Social Studies, Politics, Other
Level: Intermediate,
Age: Children, Teens, Adults,
Skill: Reading Comprehension,
Description:  
Here are a few pair work activities for students to learn and familiarize themselves with vocabulary surrounding MLK Jr's work.
   
Objectives:  
Students should become familiar with vocabulary and spelling for the given words. They should work well in pairs.
   
Duration:
10-30 minutes
   
Materials:  
You will need PDF to download these materials.
   
Vocabulary:  
As seen on the worksheets
   
Procedure:  
I. VOCAB LIST

http://homeschooling.about.com/library/mlkingvocab.pdf

1. Preview the new vocabulary as a class. I enjoy reading the words aloud twice and then have my students, as a class, follow my example. Perhaps then I will ask one student to try pronouncing all the words alone.

2. Second, ask students to explain the words they know. Teacher should assist by repeating correct definitions and helping out students who are having some difficulties explaining their word's definition.

3. Next, go over the usage of the new words by giving examples sentences.

Have students create sentences based on some or all the words. This also makes a great homework supplement.

===>PAIR WORK<===

II. CROSSWORD PUZZLE

http://homeschooling.about.com/library/mlkingcross.pdf


In pairs, have your students "compete" to be the first pair to finish!

III. QUESTIONS

http://homeschooling.about.com/library/mlkingchoice.pdf


Again, keep students in pairs and have them "race" to see who can get the most answers correct.

IV. WORD SEARCH

http://homeschooling.about.com/library/mlkingword.pdf


Last, but not least, in this plethora of MLK Jr. fun is the super challenging word search. By this pair work round, students should be well familiar with the words they will work with in this puzzle.
   
Useful Internet Resources:
Thank you to about.com for these fun activities!
Find more at:
http://homeschooling.about.com
   
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