Lesson Plan

What's in a Name?

Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write two explanatory paragraphs about their name.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students: When you think about your name, what emotions do you feel (if any)? Why? Give students a minute of thinking time, then have some students share.
  • Explain that today, students will be learning and sharing more about their names. They will first read a story about a girl whose name had a special meaning, but who experienced many different emotions about her name. Tell students that it is a story that they may be able to relate to in one way or another.

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fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing