Friday, October 19, 2012

NEW! Teachers Guides Tailored for You and a chance to win a signed copy of THREE NINJA PIGS!


You wrote a book and it was published?  Hooray for you!
But now you are drowning in a schedule of school and library visits! 
You are a writer NOT a teacher! 
What do you do? 
How do you fill the other 40 minutes when it only takes 5 minutes to read your book?!
How do you entice teachers to want to use your book year after year?

That’s where I come in! 

I can develop a guide for you to share with teachers and librarians, as well as tailored lessons and activities that you can use for your Author Visits.

I am a former teacher and I am here to help!  I am currently creating Teacher’s Guides for Picture Books, Middle Grade novels and Young Adult novels. 

You will receive:

·         An initial phone consultation to talk about your wants and needs.

·         An a la carte menu for your guide.  Pick and choose which topics you want covered, or go all the way with a thorough cross-curricular option.

·         Activities created specifically for your Author Visits.

·         A guide fully developed to enrich students’ experiences.  

·         Lessons and activities which are "core curriculum standard compliant".

·         Options for every budget!

I just love helping students connect and engage with a piece of literature  so that it suddenly comes alive for the individual!  
Click here to see my latest Teacher's Guide for the fabulous THREE NINJA PIGS by Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Dan Santat.
If you are interested in contacting me about developing a guide for your book, please email me at marciecolleen@gmail.com. 
And today, to help me celebrate this wonderful new endeavor, Corey Rosen Schwartz will be giving away one signed copy of THREE NINJA PIGS!  (Thank you, Corey!)
To enter, become a follower of me (MarcieColleen1) on Twitter or be a follower of this blog AND comment below.  The winner will be chosen over the weekend and notified next week. 
Credentials:
Marcie Colleen has a bachelor’s degree in Education of English and Language Arts from Oswego State Unversity and a Masters degree in Educational Theater from New York University.  She is a former classroom teacher in New York State.  She has served as a curriculum creator for the Central New York Institute of Aesthetic Education, Syracuse Stage, Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater, and various Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as the International Lysistrata Project in 2003. She was the Director of Education for TADA! Youth Theater in NYC creating and managing educational programming reaching over 30,000 students and families in the NYC Metro area a year.  She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is swiftly chasing the dream to picture book publication for her own stories.

 

39 comments:

  1. Marcie, what a great use of your talents! Congrats to you and best of luck with this venture.

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    1. Thanks, Kirsten. It makes me feel better to still be paying off student loans if I am still using the education. :)

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  2. What a terrific idea, Marcie. I will definitely plan on calling you if (when?) I have a book published!

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    1. Its definitely "WHEN", Patricia! Thanks! I would be honored!

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  3. Excellent teacher guide, Marcie!!
    I follow your blog by email.

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  4. What a wonderful job you did! Love it

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    1. Thank you! I have brilliant ideas once in awhile. :)

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  6. I will definitely keep this in mind for WHEN i get published!

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  7. Marcie--I love this idea (and have often wondered how to fill all that time during school visits). I'll be in touch when BACKHOE JOE is released!

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  8. Congrats! I'm sure this going to be great help to authors.

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    1. Thanks, Rena! Now you know why I need a website. :)

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  9. Awesome venture idea! Great way to leverage your former skills. I am so happy for you.

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  10. With all the testing, benchmarking, and curriculum standards these days, your skills will be in hot demand. Good luck in this very necessary endeavor.

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  11. Marcie! What a wonderful job you've done! As a credentialed teacher, I know just how amazing what you have put together is! Congratulations. Just retweeted about the giveaway. I would love to interview you and share it with my teacher peeps! =)

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    1. Thank you!!! And yes! I would love to be interviewed!!!!

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  12. I am looking forward to a day when I have a need for your services!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Julie! Me too! Spread the word to all your friends!

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  13. Oh, wow! Marcie, this is a valuable offer you've got for us. I'll take you up on that...someday, when I get a book out (not counting my eBook). And your credential as a teacher makes it more appealing. That is so awesome! Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Romelle. I would be honored to work on one of your future books. :)

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  14. Marcie, your study guide is awesome! I love the diverse applications. It's detailed, thorough, and jam packed with fun activities! It's a teacher's dream.

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! I might ask if I can quote you when I launch my new website. :)

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  15. This looks so awesome, Marcie!
    I read through the guide and it made me want to go grab some kids and get going!
    (ok, secretly, I really want to play Ninja....)

    I really liked how extensive it is, and I hope this venture goes well for you!
    I can't see why not....this guide is SO good :)

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    1. Awww, thanks, Kathy Ellen! I appreciate you taking a look.

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  16. W-O-W!!! This is sooo awesome, my friend! I really hope this takes off like CRAZY, for you!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany! It's fun and I enjoy it.

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  17. Very cool! Sounds like a great service to provide.

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  18. Very cool! Sounds like a great service to provide.

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  19. Wow! Wow! and Wow! Very excellent guide. I reviewed Corey's book for Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday. I would be happy to add a link to this if and when one is available. Let me know! Again...Wow!

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  20. You did a fantastic job on Corey and Susanna's teachers guides - I'm impressed! I'd love to talk to you about doing one for my book, 1 Zany Zoo! My email is Lori_at_Loridegman_dot_com

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I actually did a guide for Corey and Amy, not Susanna. Just wanting to be clear. :)
      I will email you. I would be honored to work on 1 Zany Zoo.

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