Thursday, May 12, 2011

Maupin House a la Carte

Maupin House has launched a new digital initiative by offering chunks of their educational books in small, downloadable sections. I was excited when Julia Graddy, the publisher, informed me that Teaching the Story was one of the nine books chosen to be available in this format.

As their website suggests, teachers can easily peruse nine different books and then select the materials which will enhance their classroom.  Maupin House encourages teachers to "Think beyond the book and custom-create your own classroom solutions.... Items including lesson plans, activities, and rubrics starting at $1 can be at your fingertips within seconds. Buy only the information you need, when you need it."

If I was teaching in the classroom now, I would love the books which Maupin House is offering in this manner. Specifically, I am familiar with Margriet Ruurs excellent work on teaching poetry in the classroom, The Power of Poems; Steve Johnson's comprehensive book Digital Tools for Teaching; Maity Schrecengost's book Writing Whizardry; and Deidre Godin's book, Amazing Hands-On Literature Projects for Secondary Students.

Choose a la Carte or from the full menu.  If it's from Maupin House your appetite for educational resources will be satisifed.


elysabeth said...

That's weird - I got this posting twice but I think it has to do with blogger removing all posts from Wednesday and yesterday and not allowing anything to post the last couple of days. Congrats on having your book as one of the ones chosen to go digital - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
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Jean said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks, Carol, for the heads-up.


CL said...

Congratulations on having your book available in this format, Carol!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Wow! That's awesome! Congrats to you and Steve Johnson and all the other author involved.

Sounds like a very creative and practical concept!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, friends. Yes, Elysabeth, blogger certainly had lots of issues yesterday. Just glad that I didn't lose this post! Obviously I'm hoping this makes my book more accessible to classroom teachers. We'll see!

Anonymous said...

YAYAYAY! I am going to investigate those books! I have yours - and tell all my homeschool AND public teachers about it (and about you). I am so happy for you! I hope this opens up a floodgate of opportunities AND sales for you!


Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Donna, for your enthusiasum and for spreading the word! Appreciate it.

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