Monday, September 12, 2016

Pronouncing Authors' Names aka How do you say Scieszka?

We've all had the problem of coming across an unfamiliar name in writing and not knowing how to pronounce it. When you're reading in front of a class, you want to respect the author and/or illustrator and get their name right, and I've found a great resource to help! TeachingBooks.net has an Author Name Pronunciation Guide that features short audio clips of authors and illustrators saying their own names. From Raina Telgemeier to Jon Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca) and hundreds more, you'll learn the correct pronunciations plus interesting information about the names.

Hope it helps!