A My Name Is Alice Lesson 

(Beg. 3)



Goals:  The students will write their own pages of an A My Name Is… book after reading the book by Jane Bayer, also adding some other rhythmic information, using sounds and symbols as words.

Materials Needed:



            A My Name Is Alice by Jane Bayer



            Paper and pencils

  Classroom Set-up and Lesson:

Anticipatory Set: Read the story Amy Name Is Alice aloud to the class.  Look at the map of the world, and the map of the United States to locate where the characters come from. 

Input and Modeling: After reading the story out loud, ask students to come up with a sound to go with the names that go with the letter A.  For example, A my name is Alice (make a sound to represent Alice like “grr”) and my husband’s name is Alex (make a sound to represent Alex like “ch”).  After going through a couple examples using letters and names from the story, assign pairs of students a letter in the alphabet for them to work with creating their own page to a similar book.  Put the overhead transparency on the wall for students to see a blank example:


______ my name is _______________.  My brother’s/sister’s name is ______________.

We come from _______________on the continent of ______________________.  We

Sell _____________________ for __________ each.  If you purchased one ________

_________ with $100.00, you would receive $________________ in change.

    Remind students, and exemplify for students putting a sound to each name on their assigned letter.  For example, Rose and Susan are working with the letter P.  They have P my name is Pat. (grrrr!)  My sister’s name is Patricia (ck!) and so on.  Read the whole alphabet book as far as we have gotten, then read the alphabet book only using the sounds for each name.


1.      Oral participation from students

2.      Writing skills on assignment

3.      Later success on the continuation of the lesson when students place sounds for each name used with their assigned letter.

4.      Walking around the room asking questions and encouraging students to use dictionaries and atlases.

Students will perform their alphabet book by reading it aloud to me, using only the sounds they chose for specific names used on each page.  Then perform their alphabet book with sounds for their teacher.  Possible next lesson would be to make symbols for the sounds they choose.
























Making an effort to increase student learning by integrating  music will help children gain meaningful context to their lives.