Activities: What's in a Name? K-12

These original author resources give opportunity to reflect on identity and culture. These mini-autobiographies open a window to reveal a little bit more about each individual and can ground conversations about identity.

  1. Scan the QR codes on the front of the card
  2. Listen and learn directly from authors
  3. Reflect and respond

What's in a Name? K-12: Set A

Names can give insight about culture and identity. Listen to each author. What did you learn from each author?

  1. Pam Muñoz Ryan | Audio Name Pronunciation
  2. Jacqueline Woodson | Audio Name Pronunciation
  3. Tim Tingle | Audio Name Pronunciation
  4. Lois Lowry | Audio Name Pronunciation

What's in a Name? K-12: Set B

Names can give insight about culture and identity. Listen to each author. What did you learn from each author?

Resources:

  1. Ying Chang Compestine | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  2. Naomi Shihab Nye | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  3. Bob Raczka | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  4. Walter Dean Myers | Meet-the-Author Book Reading