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Books

  • Kindergarten Success: Helping Children Excel Right From the Start; The Essential Hands-On guide to the New Curriculum, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 2005
  • Wow, I'm Reading! Fun Activities to Make Reading Happen, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 2000
  • Science Play! Beginning Discoveries for 2 - 6 year olds, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 1998
  • Easy Art Fun: Do-it-Yourself Crafts for Beginning Readers! Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 2001
  • Super Science Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Fabulous Fun, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 2003
  • Gizmos & Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions that Work (& Knowing Why), Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 1999
  • Kids Crazy Art Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Art & Craft Fun, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 1998
  • Growing Up Reading: Learning to Read Through Creative Play, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 1993
  • Celebrate America: Learning About the USA through Crafts & Activities, Williamson/ Ideals Publishing, 2004
  • You Be the Author! Twenty Exciting mini books kids love to write and read, Good Apple/McGraw-Hill Publishing, 1994

Published books cited in numerous national and regional periodicals including: Family Circle, Family Fun, Family Life, Child, Sacramento Bee, NEA Today, California Educator, School Library Journal, Montessori Life, Record Searchlight, and Shasta Parent.


Book Awards

  • Children's Science Writer of the Year, American Institute of Physics
  • Teachers' Book Choice Award, Learning Magazine
  • Parents Choice Award
  • Director's Book Choice Award, NAEYC's Early Childhood News
  • Benjamin Franklin Best teaching and Best Juvenile Nonfiction
  • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
  • Dr. Toy Best Vacation Produce
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award
Articles

  • "You Are My Sunshine Is Not About the Sun! Teaching Comprehension to Young Children Through Song Lyrics," Spotlight on Comprehension: Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness, Linda Hoyt, Heinemann, 2005
  • "Help Your Child Learn and Love Reading," PTA Today
  • "Teaching Your Children to Read - From the Day They Are Born," San Diego Family
  • "The Best-Dressed Classroom," Teacher
  • "Multilevel Reading Centers," Teacher
  • "Learning Centers for Reading in Junior High," Journal of Reading
  • "Reading Skills Through Social Studies Content and Student Involvement," Journal of Reading
  • IRA publication, Classroom Strategies for Secondary Reading
School and District Based Experiences

  • Teacher
  • Reading Department Chairperson
  • Curriculum Coordinator
Presenter

  • Regional and local conferences
  • Conferences and seminars across North America, Bureau of Education and Research (BER)
  • Instructor, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Education Extension
Education

  • Master of Arts. Education, emphasis in Reading Instruction, California State University at Los Angeles.
  • Course work with Dr. Madeline Hunter, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts. Major, History; Minor, Art, Dean's List, Graduation with Honors, University of California at Berkeley


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