Poetry Friday: A Poet by Any Other Name

Teaching poetry? Utilize the TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide to introduce a new poet to students.

By listening to these brief audio clips everyone can learn the correct pronunciation of the poet’s name and perhaps get to hear a little bit more about the person behind the poetry being studied.

This technique of incorporating a short audio clip adds a multimedia element to your poetry lessons, humanizes the poet for students, and hopefully helps everyone feel at ease correctly pronouncing the poet’s name.

Here are just a few fun Name Pronunciation clips from poets:

Alma Flor Ada

Charles Ghigna

Eloise Greenfield

Niki Grimes

Juan Felipe Herrera

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Mary Ann Hoberman

J. Patrick Lewis

Marilyn Nelson

Naomi Shihab Nye

Jack Prelutsky

Joyce Sidman


Posted by Danika Brubaker, MLS, Author and Publisher Liaison Librarian

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One Response to Poetry Friday: A Poet by Any Other Name

  1. Laura Evans June 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Thanks for this resource!

    Laura Evans
    all things poetry

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