Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last March: The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

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Martin Luther King, Jr's most well-known march was in Selma, Alabama, but his final march was in Memphis, Tennessee, in solidarity with the sanitation workers' strike. An informative article offers learners a glimpse into the revolutionary leader's last days, as well as his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, before prompting them to answer four multiple-choice questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a reading packet for learners to complete at home
  • Attach to a reading assessment or when placing class members in reading groups
  • Use during Black History Month or a unit on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Differentiate your reading assignment by handing out specific versions of the reading to members of various reading levels in the same class
Classroom Considerations

  • Lexile® level 890; includes four additional versions with varying reading levels
  • Designed for seventh graders but applicable for other grades at the same reading level
  • Consider including the text of King's speech with the reading passage
Pros

  • Includes helpful text features
  • Connects to Common Core standards, as questions reference details from the reading and text structure
Cons

  • None