What's Your Name?
Summer isn't quite over yet, but with August here, many of us will begin to think about starting the next school year. Every year the vignette"My Name" from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street serves as a perfect piece to read and do a name activity with new students. I first learned this activity in a teacher education class at MSU, but there are many adaptations. Here are two covering various grade levels. These can also be shortened to one class period or less.