This is personal narrative unit for the beginning of the school year. This unit includes the lesson plans, links to the articles used, suggested readings for read alouds,and handouts provided the students. This assignment involves using informational texts and class discussions to engage students in dialogue about names, personalities,and stereotypes. The unit takes roughly 6-7 class days depending on how advanced your class is and how open they are to class discussions. The writing assignment asks the students to write about their own name after days of in class discussions and readings about names. This unit provides the teacher with sample of the students' writing abilities early on prior to starting any major analysis papers over texts.