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Online Learning, Reading and Mathematics

i-Ready Reading and Mathematics.  N. Billerica, MA: Curriculum Associates. Assisted in the conceptualization and development of this exciting new online program in reading and mathematics.


Textbook Programs, Literature

Grace Abounding: The Core Knowledge Anthology of African-American Literature, Music, and Art. Charlottesville, VA: Core Knowledge Foundation. Principal author and designer of this survey of African-American literature, music, and art from roots in Africa to the present day.

The Language of Literature, Grades 9-12. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell, Writer of much of the innovative composition strand for this highly successful high-school literature program.

Literature and the Language Arts, Grades 6¬-12. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Principal author and editor-in-chief for this literature program for middle-school and high-school students.

McDougal, Littell Literature. Stokie, IL: McDougal, Littell. Project editor.

Prentice Hall Literature, Grades 6-12. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Writer of handbooks of literary terms for this literature program for middle-school and high-school students.

Study Editions of Literary Classics

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Austen’s work.

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Bronte’s work.

Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Dickens’s work.

Douglass, Frederick. The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. Charlottesville, VA: Core Knowledge Foundation. Project manager, graphic designer, editor, and author of study apparatus for this study edition of Douglass’s work.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Hawthorne’s work.

Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Shakespeare’s work, including glosses of the Elizabethan English.

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet: Prince of Denmark. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Author of the student apparatus for this study edition of Shakespeare’s work, including glosses of the Elizabethan English.

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Shakespeare’s work, including glosses of the Elizabethan English.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Shelley’s work.

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Twain’s work.

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Editor of this study edition of Twain’s work.

Trade Nonfiction

Cytowic, Richard E. The Man Who Tasted Shapes. Los Angeles: Tarcher. Substantive editor of this book on the neurological mystery of synesthesia by a world-famous neurologist.

Goswami, Amrit. The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World. Los Angeles: Tarcher. Substantive editor and illustrator of this book on quantum mechanics and Hindu philosophy by a leading physicist.

Hirsch, E. D., Jr. The Knowledge Deficit. Boston: Houghton. Marketing advisor to the author of this book on the reading crisis in America (Dr. Hirsch is the best-selling author of Cultural Literacy and an emeritus professor at the University of Virginia).

Ravitch, Diane. EdSpeak. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007. Consultant to author, a former Assistant Secretary of Education, board member of the Hoover Institution, Columbia University professor, and authority on education history and issues.

Smith, Sally. Succeeding against the Odds: Life Lessons from the Learning Disabled. Los Angeles: Tarcher. Substantive editor of this book by the founder of the first American school for learning-disabled children.

Textbook Programs, Social Studies

Doing History: A Strategic Guide to Document-Based Questioning for Elementary-School Students. Boston: Great Source/Houghton Mifflin. Writer and graphic designer of this social studies text for elementary-school students.

Doing History: A Strategic Guide to Document-Based Questioning for Middle-School Students. Boston: Great Source/Houghton Mifflin. Writer and graphic designer of this social studies text for middle-school students.

Doing History: A Strategic Guide to Document-Based Questioning for High-School Students.Boston: Great Source/Houghton Mifflin. Writer and graphic designer of this social studies text for high-school students.

Doing History: A Strategic Guide to Document-Based Questioning for Students of World History. Boston: Great Source/Houghton Mifflin. Writer and graphic designer of this social studies text for middle-school and high-school students of world history.

McDougal, Littell Economics. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Writer of glossary for this high-school economics text.

Paramore, Thomas C. North Carolina: The History of an American State. Substantive editor of this social studies text for high-school students.

Ver Steeg, Clarence Lester. The American Spirit: A History of the American People. Teacher’s Resource Book. Illustrator.

Wilson, James Q. American Government. Reading, MA: D. C. Heath. Copyeditor of this college-level text by an eminent scholar of American history and government.

Textbook Programs, Grammar and Composition

Basic Skills in English, grades 6-12. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Contributing author and copyeditor.

Building English Skills, grades 6-12. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Contributing author and copyeditor.

Elements of Writing, Teachers Resource Books, grades 6-12. Austen, TX: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Author and compositor.

English Workshop, grades 6-12. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Project editor, graphic designer, and principal author of this remedial grammar and composition program.

McDougal, Littell English, grades 6-8. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Copyeditor.

The Writer’s Craft, grades 9-12. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Writer of numerous chapters of this best-selling writing series for high-school students.

Textbook, Writing and Research

Writing Research Papers. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell. Author of this widely used textbook and style guide for writers of research papers.

Textbooks, Computer Science

Computer Concepts. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Author and graphic designer (interior design) of this text for junior college and community college students.

Introduction to Computers and Technology. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Author and graphic designer (interior design) of this college-level text.

Textbook, Pharmacy Tech

Ballington, Don. Pharmacy Practice for Technicians. Minneapolis: EMC/Paradigm. Substantive editor/ghostwriter of this college-level book for pharmacy technicians in training.

Textbooks, Mathematics Assessment

AIM Higher! FCAT Mathematics, grades 4, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of this text for preparing students to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests in mathematics.

AIM Higher! GEPA Mathematics. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of this text for preparing students to take the New Jersey Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment in mathematics.

AIM Higher! ISAT Mathematics, grades 4, 7, and 11. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of these texts for preparing students to take the Illinois State Assessment tests in mathematics.

AIM Higher! MEAP Mathematics, grades 4, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of these texts for preparing students to take the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests in mathematics.

AIM Higher! New York Mathematics Review, grades 4, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of these texts for preparing students to take the New York state mathematics examinations.

AIM Higher! PSSA Mathematics, Grade 11. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor and contributing author of this text for preparing students to take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test in Mathematics.

Textbooks, Reading and Writing Assessment

AIM Higher! FCAT Reading and Writing, grades 4, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor, contributing author, and graphic designer of these texts for preparing students to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests in reading and writing.

AIM Higher! ISAT Reading and Writing, grades 4, 7, and 11. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor, contributing author, and graphic designer of these texts for preparing students to take the Illinois State Assessment tests in reading and writing.

AIM Higher! MEAP Reading and Writing, grades 4, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor, contributing author, and graphic designer of these texts for preparing students to take the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests in reading and writing.

AIM Higher! New York ELA Review, grades 3, 8, and 10. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Substantive editor, contributing author, and graphic designer of these texts for preparing students to take the New York state English Language Arts examinations.

AIM Higher! Reading Comprehension for Assessment, Grades 3-8. Substantive editor, contributing author, and graphic designer of these texts for preparing students to take state reading examinations.

The New Comprehensive English Examination Guide. Boston: Great Source/Houghton. Author and graphic designer of this text for preparing for the New York State Regents Examination in English.

Poetry and Fiction

Short stories for young people appearing in texts published by Houghton Mifflin: “A View from the Top,” “Actio in Personam,” “ Art Is Long,” “Beyond the Wall,” “Here and There,” “Just Another Skilly, Scary Story,” “Michael’s Ordinary Day,” “New World,” “Out of the Blue,” “Ragnar’s Reading,” “Shadow of a Doubt,” “The Largest Number,” “Where Have All the Fairies Gone.” For a sample of one of these, see Writing Samples.

"The Phoenix," poem appearing in Prentice Hall Literature, grade 12. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice.

Scholarly Essays and Articles

Assessment, Curriculum Design, Education Reform, and Learning Theory: A Glossary of Terms. Prepared for internal distribution at Houghton Mifflin Company.

“The Fallacy of Naturalism and the Demise of Grammar Instruction.” Common Knowledge, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1998. Available at http://site.bobshepherdonline.com/uploads/Naturalism_and_Grammar_Instruction.pdf

 “Prototypes versus Aristotelian Categories in the Teaching of Writing.” Prepared for internal distribution at Houghton Mifflin Company. Available at http://site.bobshepherdonline.com/uploads/Natural_Prototypes.pdf

Music

Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar. Arranger of this collection of jazz standards from the first half of the twentieth century, including “After Midnight,” “All the Things You Are,” “Angel Eyes,” “Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes),” “Body and Soul,” “But Beautiful,” “Cherokee,” “Django,” “Embraceable You,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Manha de Carnaval (Theme from Black Orpheus),” “Misty,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Our Love Is Here to Stay” “Over the Rainbow,” “Potato Head Blues,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “Stardust,” “Stormy Weather,” “Unforgettable,” and “When You Wish upon a Star.” (in progress)

A Joyful Noise: The Core Knowledge American Songbook. Charlottesville, VA: Core Knowledge Foundation. Substantive editor and graphic designer (interior) of this survey of American popular music and folksong.

Judy, Stephanie. Music for the Joy of It. Los Angeles, Tarcher. Substantive editor of this book on amateur musicianship.

Business

Corey, E. Raymond, Frank V. Cespedes, and V. K. Rangan. Going to Market: Going to Market: Distribution Systems for Industrial Products. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1989. Copyeditor.

Harvard Business School Career Guide to Marketing. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1990. Copyeditor, compiler, and compositor.

Harvard Business School Career Guide to Finance. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1990. Copyeditor, compiler, and compositor.

Consulting Services Executive Summary. Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author, graphic designer, and compositor.

“Prerequisites for Organizational Transformation.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author.

“Metrics for Marketing Managers.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2008. Compiler.

“On Balance: Strategic Alignment via Dashboarding and the Balanced Scorecard.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2008. Author.

"Common Measures for Balanced Scorecards." Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2008. Author.

“EG Six Sigma Overview.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author. Available at http://site.bobshepherdonline.com/uploads/EG_Six-Sigma_Overview.pdf

“Six Sigma Tools, Techniques, and Resources.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author. Available at http://site.bobshepherdonline.com/uploads/EG_Six_Sigma_Toolkit_Final_sm.pdf

“Introduction to Statistical Process Control.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author

“Tools and Techniques for Quality Control.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author.

“Assessing Profitability with Activity-Based Costing.” Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2008. Author.

"EG Due Diligence Checklist." Tampa, FL. The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Compiler and graphic designer.

"Evaluation Form for Proposed KPIs." Tampa, FL: The Effectiveness Group, 2007. Author and graphic designer.

Law/Regulation

Right-of-Way for Electric Power Transmission Lines. Washington, DC.: Dept. of Energy/GPO, 1983. Copyeditor


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