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  • American Board for Certification
    of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)
  • American Media
  • ATW Training
  • Brown Publishing Network
  • The Center for Learning
  • Chinese Martial Arts Academy
  • Chrysalis Publishing Group
  • Custom Editorial Productions
  • Des Moines University
  • Drake University
  • eCollege
  • Gale Group
  • Geolearning
  • Harcourt Assessment
  • Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Learning Sciences International
  • PCI Educational Publishing
  • Perfection Learning
  • The Philanthropy Group
  • Publicom
  • Publishers Resource Group
  • Publishing Solutions Group
  • Quarasan
  • Schoolhouse Network
  • Shakespeare Squared
  • Sleek Software
  • Seven WorldWide
  • Topics Education Group
  • Victory Productions, Inc.



  • Alternative Assessments for YA and classic titles (Perfection Learning)
  • Correlations for state assessments (Shakespeare Squared)
  • Critical thinking questions for Opposing Viewpoints database (Anaxos)
  • Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) reading items (PRG)
  • Newbery and Vocabu-Lit test series (Perfection Learning)
  • Item writing, item review, and rationales for teacher certification tests (ABCTE)
  • Passages and items for state assessments and test preparation programs (El-hi publishers)
  • Self-study tests (American Media)

Pupil Books/Teacher Support Materials

  • Activity cards for Theme Connections, a literature-based cross-curricular series, including Holocaust and Fantasy units (Perfection Learning)
  • The IMF: Making the Global Economy Work for All (Topics)
  • The Makah: Whaling Tribe of the Northwest—24-page leveled reader (El-hi development house)
  • Handbooks: reading skills for reluctant HS readers (Publicom) and research
    (Perfection Learning)
  • Literature and Thought teacher guides, including Reading the World and Vietnam and the 60’s (Perfection Learning)
  • Making Sense series—content area reading skills for middle school social studies (Perfection Learning)
  • A Multicultural Reader I and II teacher’s guides—coauthor (Perfection Learning)
  • Novel guides, including My Brother Sam Is Dead (Perfection Learning) and The Westing Game (Publicom)
  • Latitudes (collections of primary sources) for various titles, including Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, and Julius Caesar (Perfection Learning)
  • Literature features for American and world history basals (El-hi developers)
  • Science features for elementary textbooks (Chrysalis)
  • Model essays for composition units (Chrysalis; Publicom)
  • Thinking skills passages/questions for math program (Victory)
  • Voices of the Holocaust anthology (Perfection Learning)
  • Wrap copy for language arts teacher’s editions (Book Builders; Victory) and elementary social studies texts (Brown; Chrysalis; Quarasan)

eLearning/Electronic Texts

  • Articles and workbooks for online professional development courses (Learning Sciences)
  • Academic writing tutorial (Drake University)
  • College Composition course support site
  • Interactive activities for grammar and vocabulary texts (CEP)
  • Lessons/questions for TAKS preparation software (Sleek)
  • Placement/mastery tests for online insurance training program (Geolearning)
  • PowerPoint introductions to literature units (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
  • Taleblazers (Perfection Learning)
  • Storyboard/prototype for G10 English course, including modules on fiction, nonfiction, and research (eCollege)


  • APA Without Agony (Drake University ALOP program)
  • Bridging the Gap: Technical Writing for a Nontechnical Audience (ATW Training)
  • Creative Writing (Iowa Workforce Development)
  • Email Etiquette (IABC; Women in Communications, Des Moines chapter)
  • Plain Talk (Iowa Workforce Development)
  • Write More, Stress Less (Women in Communications, Des Moines chapter)

Reference Works

  • Articles for professional development series (Learning Sciences)Biographical sketches for World of Criminal Justice (Gale Group)
  • Entries for Women in American History and Twentieth-Century British Writers encyclopedias (Book Builders)


  • Alert and Alive: Dealing with Workplace Violence (American Media)
  • JITI: The Consultant CD-ROM (American Media)
  • MAPCON User’s Manual (DFM Systems)
  • Primary Sources supplemental series (Perfection Learning)
  • Raising Money for Mighty Missions (The Philanthropy Group)
  • Safety Reference Guides for video safety series (American Media)
  • Shakespeare Parallel Texts (Perfection Learning)
  • Teaching Others to Train (American Media)
  • Technical Communication supplemental series (Perfection Learning)
  • Visio Inside Out (Custom Editorial)
  • Write in Style—research paper guide (Perfection Learning)
  • Writing modules for skill development series (Chrysalis)
  • Wrap copy for American history texts (Chrysalis)
  • Writing Skills and the Job Search (The Center for Learning)

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