Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Language

#759. What is Your Name?

Language, level: Pre-School
Posted Tue Dec 22 20:47:12 PST 1998 by Paige Gilbert (
Cartersville Middle School, Cartersville, GA USA

What Is Your Name?

DATE USED: September 30th and October 1st

TOPIC: Stating one's name

SUBTOPIC: Identifying basic question-answer patterns and providing appropriate responses to basic questions.


SUGGESTED TIME FRAME: one 10 minute lesson

Buenos das (Good morning)
Como te llamas? (What is your name?)
Me llamo __________ (My name is__________)
Dulce (Candy)

MATERIALS NEEDED: colored markers, poster board cut into 5" squares, one package of sugar-free candy.

TEACHING PROCEDURE: Students are seated on the floor in a circle. I will begin the lesson with by putting my hand to my ear and saying : "Buenos das." The students will respond "Buenos das." I will then state my name: "Me llamo Seorita Paige" as I draw a head with brown hair and brown eyes on one of the pieces of poster board. I then repeat my name and hold the picture up for all the students to see. I will begin with one student and ask them the question: "Como te llamas?" As I draw a head with the student's color eyes and hair I will state: "Me llamo (the student's name)." As I hold my hand to my ear the student will repeat, the phrase and take their portriat from my hand. If they respond correctly, I will state: "l/Ella recibe un dulce" as I show the class a piece of candy and hand it to the child. The pattern will continue around the circle and each time I say "l/Ella recibe un" I will hold my hand to my ear and wait for the class to respond "dulce." If time permits, I will allow the students to ask the person next to them their name.

EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated on their ability to state their name in a complete sentence. The reward will not be a grade, but rather a piece of candy or "dulce."

SPINOFF ACTIVITIES: The students may draw pictures of other students and state the student's name.

HIGHER ORDER SKILLS: A higher order skill which may be a by-product of this lesson is the ability to identify physical characteristics of humans, such as eyes, ears, mouth, and nose by drawing them on the posters.