For Educators

Teachers and librarians are the ones on the front lines connecting kids with great literature, so we’d like to make your job easier. Most of our books have been Lexiled, and we offer downloadable MARC files for every title. You can find both in the listings on our Books page. We also release an annual catalog of new and recent titles. But some Emblazon authors have gone the extra mile…

FREE CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Michelle Isenhoff

Michelle, an elementary school teacher, has designed a series of booklets to accompany her middle grade fiction in the classroom. They include chapter-by-chapter vocab and discussion questions, social studies ideas, and primary sources. Aligned with Common Core standards.

The Candle Star: Downloadable pdf
Blood of Pioneers: Downloadable pdf
Beneath the Slashings: Downloadable pdf
The Color of Freedom:  Downloadable pdf
Song of the Mountain: Downloadable pdf
The Quill Pen: Downloadable pdf 

Additional lesson plans for The Candle Star:
The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Civil War Era
Map Skills–Using Primary Resources with The Candle Star
Anticipation Guide (pre-reading activity) for The Candle Star

BBH McChiller

Reading Quiz for Curse at Zala Manor, Book 1 in the Monster Moon mystery series. (Zala Manor ebook is available free to teachers and educators. Redeem on Smashwords using Coupon Code BR73G. Also available in digital, paperback, and hard cover on Amazon.) Reading Quiz:  Downloadable pdf 

Susan Kaye Quinn

Faery Swap: Teachers Guide | Knowledge Seekers Card Game |

Cynthia Port

Kibble Talk: Two pages of Kibble Talk-related activities, games, discussion questions and simple book-themed snack ideas.    | Downloadable pdf |    |Coloring page printable|

CLASSROOM VISITS

Michelle Isenhoff only visits classrooms and libraries in southwest Michigan, but she’s made a twelve minute virtual session available on YouTube. It outlines the writing process she implements in a conversational style with text images to help kids follow along. YouTube video | handout | follow along version of handout

Susan Kaye Quinn has made a 9 minute virtual author visit available for classrooms. In it, she shares her background in science and engineering and talks about her book, Faery Swap, where faery warriors steal mathmatical knowledge from humans to enhance their faery magickal powers. Then she shows how humans use math to do amazing things…even without magick.

Cynthia Port offers free Skype- or FaceTime-based author visits of up to 45 minutes for any classroom or home school group (over 10 children) that has used Kibble Talk as a read aloud or class assignment.  Please contact her at her website (under Series/Teachers Resources) to learn more and schedule your visit.  She loves meeting young readers and writers!

TEACHER DISCOUNTS

Michelle Isenhoff offers free ebooks to all teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers and asks only that you help spread the word. She also offers bulk discounts on paperbacks. Please visit her website for her policy.

Susan Kaye Quinn offers free ebooks to teachers or classroom discounts on paperbacks. Contact her at susankayequinn at comcast dot net.

Cynthia Port gives away 20 free, signed PRINT copies of Kibble Talk every year to any teacher who agrees to use it as a classroom read aloud.  In addition, she will send enough free bookmarks for every student, the materials for the Classroom Book Party, and offers a free 30 to 45-minute Skype-based author visit.  But there are only 20 per year, so get in touch at her website or on Facebook at CynthiaPortBooks.

ACCELERATED READER

Want to see one of our books on Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader program? As indie or small press authors, we can’t place them there. BUT TEACHERS CAN. Simply fill out the request form on the Renaissance Learning website