Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for My Name Is Yoon will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With a theme of transitions, this My Name Is Yoon picture book by Helen Recorvits is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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MY NAME IS YOON SUMMARY
Yoon is a young girl who has just moved from Korea to America with her parents. Soon she will be starting school so she must learn to print her name in English. Her father sits her down to show her what her name looks like printed in English. Yoon does not like the way it looks compared to how it looks in Korean.
When Yoon starts school, her teacher wants her to print her name. Yoon prints CAT instead, and wishes she could be like a cat. The next day, Yoon prints BIRD and wishes she could fly home. One day, a classmate shares a cupcake with Yoon and she wishes she were a cupcake, then her classmates would be excited to see her.
Over time, Yoon starts to adjust to life in America. She thinks her teacher likes her and sings to her father in English. Finally, Yoon is excited to print her name in English and show her teacher!
MY NAME IS YOON LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based My Name Is Yoon reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- point of view
- analyzing illustrations
- plot | problem – solution
- cause and effect
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- verb tense
- plural nouns
MY NAME IS YOON ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for My Name Is Yoon?
- Lexile® Measure: 440L
- Guided Reading Level: K – M
- DRA Level: 20
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.3 – 2.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Helen Recorvits. It was illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.
What genre is My Name Is Yoon?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.