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Unlock the Teacher is Thrilled to Share a New Teacher Author

"If I Could be a Monster" Written by RoseAnn McHugh~2nd Grade Teacher

“If I Could be a Monster” Written by Rose Ann McHugh~2nd Grade Teacher

 

The Unlock the Teacher team is proud to share If I Could be a Monster a creative eBook written by one of our favorite 2nd grade teachers Rose Ann McHugh.  Rose Ann not only wrote this book, she illustrated it too!  She has been sitting on all these wonderful book ideas for years and one day her and I had a conversation about Mysteries on the Beach and how fun it is to write and publish and eBook… and before I knew it she was sharing this very special book with me; it is sure to delight the minds of many young people.

Please check out Rose Ann McHugh’s first book, “If I Could be a Monster” on sale now at Barnes and Noble.com

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things~

Denise

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Great Writing Website Resources for Writers Young and Old for 2012

The Key to Unlocking your Writing Potential...Dare to Dream~BIG!

Happy New Year! 2012 is sure to be a fabulous year chuck full of amazing new discoveries. If you are thinking of writing, like to write or have a child or classroom of students who like to write, here are some sites we recommend that provide advice on writing, pay for writing and stand as a good educational resource for writers young and old.

If you have a site that you like or follow an agent who is super fabulous and blogs about writing, please share.  It is in this collaboration and sharing of knowledge that we all grow and learn.

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,

Denise

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Academic eBooks get Praise from Parents and Teachers…Sneak Peak Inside Five eBooks

We are thrilled with sales of our academic eBooks!  Given the fact that all of our advertising has been word of mouth, we want to say thank you to all our readers and supporters of our work!  Most of the profit from the following eBooks goes directly to promoting literacy in local elementary schools.  We have  received some positive feedback from both parents and teachers.

As we work to finalize the first book in our Unlock the Teacher series for “traditional” publishing, (which we plan to create an app for and publish in multiple languages), we also have two new eBooks coming out by end of summer…which is so soon 🙂

We are immensely grateful and realize, that we would not be able to do what we hope to do, if we did not have your support.

If you haven’t already, please check out our academic eBooks:

Phonics Friends

Amazing what five friends can teach to emerging readers!

A page from "Phonics Friends Share their Love for the Short Vowel Sounds"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mysteries of the Beach

This was so fun to write, it is a true mystery...kids love it!

A page from "Mysteries of the Beach" ~ painting by Mary C. Sharon who lost her battle with cancer in August 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Around our Town

"All Around our Town" an academic eBook. This is a charity eBook, where all proceeds goes to a local school's literacy fund.

A page from All Around our Town...a great Social Studies Resource for Grades K-3

Katie’s Farm Adventures

"Katie's Farm Adventures" and academic eBook with coloring pages to print. This is a charity eBook, where all proceeds goes towards supporting a literacy fund in an elementary school.

A page from "Katie's Farm Adventures"

 

 

Spring into Art and Poetry

A wonderful book of poetry and a great resource that describes developmental stages in art.

A page from "Spring into Art and Poetry".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,

Denise

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My Reflections on the Writer’s Digest New York Conference of 2011

Writer's Digest NY Conference 2011= Recipe for Success

As an educator, I enjoy and thrive on collaboration.

I love to learn new things and listen to what others have to say.  This past weekend was such an enjoyable experience for me because I was surrounded by such a diverse group of people.  The dialogue was amazing and the kindness was refreshing. Throughout the weekend, there were many opportunities to sit with like-minded people to share and glean insights, and converse with those who could oppose and critique work/and views as well.

It felt like I was back in graduate school, absorbing a lot of information in a short amount of time…and enjoying every minute of it!  Of course, as I stumbled in the door at 2AM this morning, I am not sure my husband could see the “joy” on my face. This will be a busy week of writing but for now…sleep!

The WD Conference was a great venue of collaboration!

For further insight or helpful tips learned, visit my online article  @ Suite101.

Stay tuned for great blogs that we are adding from the many wonderful writers we met on our adventure.  That includes all those wonderful individuals from the “Red-Eye Writer’s Group”…a true pleasure!

May your week be insightful and filled with joy and laughter!

~Denise

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Favorite Tweets of the Week and the Great Combination of Twitter and Education

Twitter Singing PicHere is a review of my favorite tweets this past week.  Topics range from free webinars and podcasts, to informative information in the world of education, writing and publishing.  EdReformer, StudentsFrist, Topedtweets and Writer’s Digest are all great tweeters to seek out if inquiring about the stated topics.

As an ELA teacher, those who know me find it funny that I am now a “huge” promoter of twitter.  Before I began tweeting (that still sounds funny in my head), I assumed that twitter was full of slang and fragments, meant for young people.  However, though twitter  most definitely speaks the language of our youth, it is a diverse arena where one can enter into a global debate and/or conversation on any given topic.

The lexicon can be challenging at first, but there are many who gladly lend advice (shout out to @topedtweets) and offer support.  Though I am still a novice, there are many areas in which twitter can be utilized in language arts classrooms: electronic chats between classrooms around the world, teachers sharing best practices with one another and so much more.  As educators, Jen and I are always looking for things that stretch our abilities and force us out of our comfort zone…isn’t that what we ask our students to do when teaching them a new concept?

If you are a parent, a teacher or anyone who feels that social technology has no place in education, I encourage you to jump out of the box with me and explore the new language of the furture…dare to dream!

Have a great weekend!

 Denise 🙂

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