Monthly Archives: April 2011

Resources for “Happy Birthday, Dr. King!”


This week, we are reading Happy Birthday, Dr. King! in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this reading selection.

Click on “Meet the Author” and “Meet the Illustrator” to learn about the author and illustrator.

Click on PowerPoint to download a vocabulary PowerPoint to help you learn the vocabulary words from the story.

Click one-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Rap to read the lyrics and listen to the music to an educational rap song on the civil rights movement.

Click on “I Have a Dream” speech to listen to and watch the famous speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click on MLK Electronic Classroom for more resources.

Click on Quiz to take a quiz on the story.


Theme 5: Heroes


Today, we are launching Theme 5:  Heroes in our Houghton Mifflin Reading Anthology.  We read the poem “A Song of Greatness,” a Chippewa song translated by Mary Austin.  Our homework assignment tonight is to write and memorize the poem for tomorrow’s poetry recital.  Here is an example of one student’s work:

Marjorie’s “A Song of Greatness”