Thanks Alycia. My middle schoolers love the baby name books too. I usually read them Sandra Cisneros' short piece My Name. I have a questionnaire and a family interview as well. We also do the meaning of their name and its origin. I like the idea of the popularity of certain names in different years. Great connection to math. We also type out and it helps assess skills for the future and then I print them and they decorate with a pic that represents the meaning. We will do acrostic poems from their names during our descriptive. I ask them to find an adjective our character trait that goes with each letter.
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