Friday, October 9, 2009

Author's Name Link

I'll admit this is an oddball thing, but there's a website for teachers which lets students hear how authors pronounce their names. The authors can also tell little stories about their names--so I did. You can even have the dubious pleasure of hearing me sing, since my name comes from an old song. Here's my Kate link! (The picture to the left is me as a first grader.)

I would note that you can then browse the site to hear about other authors and their names... kind of fun! Actually, the whole site, TeachingBooks, is a nice resource for finding out more about authors.

7 comments:

Tan said...

Hey! We sing that song!

Thanks for the link...

Jennifer said...

That site is fun! I found it originally when teaching my aide to pronounce "Scieszka". After you try to say it about five times, even if you could pronounce it to start with, you lose the knack. I will have to check out your blurb!

susan said...

Thus ends our family's regular wonderings about how to pronounce Henkes. Cool. But now i'm off to learn how to pronounce Scieszka.

Brimful Curiosities said...

"Kate the Great" seems a good fit. TeachingBooks is one of those great resources from WI!

KATE COOMBS said...

BC,

Aw, shucks--thanks!

Yes, between that and cheese curds, WI is a very cool place. Fortunately, Trader Joe's started importing those to L.A. not too long ago.

laurasalas said...

That is just too adorable. And how fun to hear your voice. I love hearing people I only know online. Makes them seem so much more...individual. Thanks for sharing!

KATE COOMBS said...

Thanks, Laura! I have to say, I feel the same way about the zombie hubby photo--such gory taste in men you have! ;)