What’s in a Name? (part 2)

So many good books on this topic…

The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi

My Name is Yoon, by Helen Recorvits

Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes

Three Names of Me, by Mary Cummings

Andy That’s My Name, by Tomie dePaola

These could be used in conjunction with the art project I shared in yesterday’s post, be part of an exploratory unit for a small-group session, or be the focus of some great discussion-starting interactive read-alouds.

And for more information and ways to use names as learning moments in the classroom, check these out:

The Name Game, by Donna M. Jackson

Using Name Walls to Teach Reading and Writing: Dozens of Classroom-Tested Ideas for Using This Motivating Tool to Teach Phonological Awareness, Letter Recognition, Decoding, Spelling, and More, by Janiel Wagstaff