My students read a beautifully written story by Mrs. Christine King Farris, the older sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. My Brother Martin tells of their childhood together and of growing up during segregation. Mrs. Farris shares the experiences that helped her brother want to grow up and change the world.
I love this book, and my students did, too! They then created shutter books. Didn't they turn out beautifully? The students drew and colored a picture from the book on the fronts of their shutter books.
Then, on the inside, the students wrote 3 cause and effect situations from the story, an opinion about or from the book, a summary of the story, why they liked the book, and a theme of the story. This was an excellent way to review these skills and a fun way to prepare for that dreaded testing coming up in May.
I am linking up with Amanda and Stacia at Collaboration Cuties for her Mentor Text Linky. My Brother Martin is a perfect text to teach theme, summary, or cause and effect. I love using mentor text to teach concepts! It is one of my favorite ways to teach!
Be blessed this beautiful Sunday!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24