Let's Get Ready for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Welcome Books:
What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer
the Following Questions:
1. When does
the United States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4
a) Third Monday in January. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on
January 15, 1929. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated around
2. Why does the United
States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. was a Civil Rights leader and activist during the 1950's
and 1960's. He helped many people. He spoke out for the rights
of minorities, including African Americans.
3. How do you celebrate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
Answers may vary. Some people draw posters of Martin Luther King,
Jr. leading a march. Some people help others.
What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the
Celebrated: Having done something enjoyable on a special
African Americans: People who were
born in the United States or became U.S. citizens and can trace
their ancestors to Africa
Posters: Large signs that often
March: A large group of people
walking together in order to let others know how they feel about
Hang: To fasten something somewhere
Classroom: A room in a school in
which classes take place
Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the
Following Questions for Your FREE
five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary. Here are sample sentences from our young readers:
my fifth birthday in June.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks are famous
My teacher likes to hang posters
in my classroom.
I would like to march in a
I hang pictures of my family
in my room.
My classroom is Room 4.
b. Have a parent or friend give you
a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.
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