A glyph is a picture or symbol that gives information. Name glyphs are great for elementary aged students and I have even used them successfully with high school ESL students.
What you need: paper (card stock works best but is not necessary), markers and crayons and a worksheet with the questions you want to ask your students
Step 1: Create a worksheet with getting-to-know-you questions. Each answer will have a symbol or direction to follow. For example:
Step 4: After students complete their name tags, there are number of follow up activities you can do. – Have students introduce a partner by interpreting a classmate’s name tag for the class.
– Students can write a paragraph about another classmate just using the information from his or her glyph.
– You could also do a number of graphing activities, such as graphing birthday months or favorite activities of students.
– Prepare a glyph worksheet for your sub tub so your substitute will have a name tag for each student.
If you’d like my free name tag glyph, download it here!