I developed this unit as a way to kick off the year with some "getting to know you," while still leaping into academic practices that would carry throughout the year. Students will have discussions about the power of names, read and mark mentor texts about names, as well as research and write about their own name.
-Unit Outline (start there!)
-PowerPoint presentation (also available in Google Slides)
-Two discussion prompts with protocol and a rubric
-Three short name stories to read, mark, and discuss
-Activity to accompany a passage from the book "Any Small Goodness"
-Writing Activity with Brainstorming Page
-Academic Vocabulary Lesson: Literal vs Connotation