Cross-curricular Uses for the Author Name Pronunciation Guide

MayaAngelouThe Author Name Pronunciation Guide, created by, features more than 2,000 short audio clips by book creators sharing the true pronunciation and origin of their names. It is a freely accessible resource, ready-to-use to enliven and personalize your lesson plans across the curriculum.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways the Author Name Pronunciation Guide has been used since its inception in January 2007.

Play the Name Game


Make geography come to life: play Around-the-World in 42 Names

 Introduce poets

PhonicsImage Gain insight into character names

Teach phonic spelling while mastering author names

 Incorporate music and musical references into your lesson

Please add to this list by sharing in the comments how you’ve used the Author Name Pronunciation Guide.

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