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.
A My Name Is Alice by
Paper and pencils
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.
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
my name is _______________. My
brother’s/sister’s name is ______________.
come from _______________on the continent of ______________________.
_____________________ 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.
participation from students
skills on assignment
success on the continuation of the lesson when students place sounds for
each name used with their assigned letter.
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.