Lexile leveled articles and questions for Martin Luther King Day


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In anticipation of Martin Luther King day, ReadWords.Org and the History Channel have put together lexile leveled articles and questions ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Additionally, there are History Channel videos to supplement the leveled reading. All of the below links will take you to Readworks.org where you can sign up for a free account to gain access.

Articles & Question Sets

Note: For read-aloud, it is appropriate to use passages at higher levels than your students’ independent reading levels.

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

“Martin Luther King Jr.”
Lexile: 470

2nd – 4th Grade

“An American Leader” 
Lexile: 810

“A Great Leader”
Lexile: 900

5th – 8th Grade

“Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail”
Lexile: 1220
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“The King Holiday”
Lexile: 1300
Primary Source

9th – 12th Grade

“Oct. 14, 1964: King Wins Nobel Peace Prize”
Lexile: 1320
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination”
Lexile: 1600
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.”
Lexile: 1400
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“Selma to Montgomery March”
Lexile: 1530
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“March on Washington”
Lexile: 1430
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“Civil Rights Act”
Lexile: 1450
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

“Voting Rights Act”
Lexile: 1410
This article is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®

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