My Brother Martin. by Christine King Farris illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. Compiled by: Terry Sams PES Melissa Guinn PES. Study Skills. Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect Comprehension Strategy: Answer Questions
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by Christine King Farris
illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
Terry Sams PES
Melissa Guinn PES
Cause and Effect
Few people know about what Martin Luther King, Jr. was like as a child. His older sister, Christine, tells stories of their childhood, full of love and fun. She remembers when her little brother “M.L.” told their mother, “One day, I am going to turn this world upside down.”
A biography is the story of a real person’s life as told be someone else. In this biography, a sister shares childhood memories of her younger brother. Why do you think she chose to tell about these experiences?
–ing is added to a verb or the ending –s is added to a noun.
They played soccer and tag.
Some people were kind, but others were mean.
We can fight, or we can get along.
Both Cesar Chavez and Dr. King understood the value of equal rights.
It led him to do the work he did as an a adult fighting for civil rights.
No, because the article doesn’t focus on what he did in the navy.
He spoke out against discrimination and encouraged voting.
strikes, fasts, urging people to stop buying certain products
If I wrote down every idea and every detail, I wouldn’t be able to focus on the author’s main ideas.
I might need to go back to what I was reading to check for more information.
I would draw a web. I would put Cesar Chavez in a center circle and write important details about his life in surrounding circles.
born in 1927, Arizona; worked as migrant farmer; fought for rights of Latinos
6. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. tell his mother that he would “one day (…) turn the world upside down?”
7. What did M.L. and his father have in common?
8. Why did the father refuse to buy shoes from a store owner?
9. What does the sentence, “These stories were as nourishing as the food that was set before us,” mean?
10. What was M.L. ‘s dream?
11. Why did the author write the story?
12. How does the picture on page 654 show the difference that M.L. made?
people from whom you are descended, such as your great-grandparents
kept away from; kept out of the way of
periods of about thirty years, or the time from the birth of one generation to the birth of the next generation
platform or raised structure in a church from which the minister preaches
faced boldly, opposed
lack of justice, fairness, lawfulness
keep well-fed and healthy; producing health and growth
taking part in a parade or meeting to protest or to make demands
to make public places available to people or all races on an equal basis
agreement; approval; favor
“The Problem We All Live With”
Different dictionaries may show different vowels for the schwa sound.
Outline – a brief summary or plan often in
Proofread – to read over and fix mistakes
Thesaurus – book of words and their synonyms
Title page – page of a book bearing the title
Sentence fragment – occurs when subject, verb, or main clause is missing
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7. Rev. King dream that the world would be a more good place.
8. Parts of his dream comed true, there is still work to be done.
7. Rev. King dreamed that the world would be a better place.
8. Parts of his dream came true. There is still work to be done.