This one is a lot longer and will take us a few days to get through. The reason my kiddos enjoyed this book was because they were having a great time identifying and using the nonfiction text features we have been learning about to find information.
After reading, we created a web of important information we learned about him and started working on a read & write booklet I had from Scholastic. I think my kiddos learned some basic facts, but they still had some questions:
“What would have happened if a white person had a baby that was black or if a black person had a white baby?”
“If Martin used his words to solve problems, why would someone use a gun to hurt him?”
“How long was Rosa Parks in jail for?”
“Why couldn’t people just share a drinking fountain? It seems silly to have two drinking fountains everywhere you go.”
I didn’t answer all of their questions and encouraged them to have a conversation at home about them. However, I was proud that my second graders were working hard on thinking questions 🙂