I was thrilled when teachingbooks.net contacted me to be a part of their extensive Author Name Pronunciation feature. It’s a fantastic way to get kids interested in specific authors, and frankly, it’s just fun. I can’t even imagine how excited I would have been as a kid if I’d been able to hear my favorite authors telling little stories on the origins of their names. Just hearing their voices would’ve freaked me out.
If you don’t know about it, Teachingbooks.net is a fabulous site that has everything from — well, I’ll let them speak for themselves. Here is the info from their home page:
TeachingBooks.net is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children’s and young adult books and their authors.
We provide immediate access to useful materials and exciting programs (short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more) that add a multimedia dimension to reading in the classroom, library, and home.
Use TeachingBooks.net to look up any favorite author — from David Macaulay to J.K. Rowling, from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare — or any title (fiction or nonfiction). You instantly get search results filled with online teaching / learning resources about that author or specific book.
These resources are also perfect for lesson planning, author studies, and professional development to support the many ways books can be integrated into all subject areas in the K–12 curriculum.
We are currently enjoyed in more than 20,000 schools coast-to-coast, helping to nurture a love of reading and books.
Visit us often for multimedia resources to better understand the spirit and personality behind books and discover exciting new ways to share those insights with children and teens.