Doreen Rappaport
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Freedom River , more

| Biography and Background | | Freedom River | | John's Secret Dreams | | Martin's Big Words |

Biography and Background

Kadir Nelson & Doreen Rappaport: Book Fest 08
The author's presentation at the 2008 National Book Festival lasts about 45 minutes.

Freedom River

Freedom River
Discussion questions, vocabulary words, and ideas for projects.

John's Secret Dreams

John's Secret Dreams
Comprehension and discussion questions, ideas for projects, and a graphic organizer or timeline activity.

Martin's Big Words

How Big Are Martin's Big Words ?
"Using this book as well as other resources on Dr. King, students explore information on King's "big" words then choose one of two options: (1) they write about their own "big" words and dreams in stapled or stitched books, or (2) they construct found poems using an excerpt from one of King's speeches."

Martin's Big Words
Pre-reading activity, discussion questions, ideas for projects, and a graphic organizer or timeline activity.

Reaching to the Clouds for Equality
"In this lesson, the students experience unequal treatment first hand and discuss fairness. Children reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream. Through this activity, the students personalize a way to act out his dream."



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