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Additional reading practice, comprehension checks, and discussion questions in under 15 minutes!

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Remembering The March

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Martin Luther King Jr. 

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Massive Nonviolence

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What is the best way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the upcoming holiday?

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What is the most important way that people in positions of power can demonstrate Martin Luther King’s words, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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“I Have a Dream” Speech: Nearly 60 years later, which aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream have been realized and which have yet to be achieved?

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Direct Instruction Lessons

Try our leveled direct instruction lessons for key skills and concepts. Audio support and comprehension checks are included.


Determining and Tracing a Central Idea Through Details

CERCA Slides

Ready-made interactive lessons providing 1+ weeks of instruction for remote, hybrid, or traditional classroom environments. View our growing list of 60+ CERCA Slide sets.


Role of Machines 

Isaac Asimov, the great science fiction writer, recorded three rules for robots that remain at the center of our discussions about the role of machines in our lives. This set of CERCA Slides highlights some of the debates related to technology.

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