This resource uses "My Name" from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros to inspire students to explore the meaning behind their own names and to reflect on how their names contribute to their sense of personal identity. Students will compile their findings and share their thoughts in a meaningful way. This is a fun writing activity and would work well for any unit dealing with the topic of identity.
-"My Name" excerpt and discussion questions
-A graphic organizer to guide research
-An assignment description and essay outline for a 2 page personal narrative.