Make your Week 1 theme 'Names!" and use these activities, literary excerpts, discussion questions, and writing prompts to learn student names, establish your classroom community, and set an academic tone.
--Engaging English Icebreaker and Name Introduction with literary excerpts
--5 Literary Excerpts with Discussion Questions
--Reflective writing prompt
Names matter. So does learning. Start your year with both using this mini unit!
Includes intro handout page, lit excerpt (Alvarez, Nabokov) and paragraph page, three additional excerpts (Twain, Cisneros, Collins) with discussion questions (4 pages), and a reflective writing prompt page formatted two different ways plus a page of teaching notes and suggestions.