Gary Robert Muschla and Judith A. Muschla

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November, 2017

Following is some information about us and the books we've written over the years. Thanks for visiting. All best wishes.
Gary and Judy

About Gary Muschla



Gary received his B.A. in history and M.A.T. from Trenton State College and taught reading, language arts, and mathematics at the middle-school level. He has written various resource books on reading and writing for teachers, and has co-authored several math resource books with his wife Judy. In recent years, he and Judy have co-authored resource books with their daughter Erin. In addition, he has written historical and contemporary fiction.

About Judy Muschla



Judy received her B.A. in mathematics from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Certified to teach grades K-12, she taught mathematics for over twenty-five years at both the middle and high school levels. She also conducted mathematics workshops for teachers and parents, and was a member of the state Standards Review Panel for the Mathematics Core Curriculum Content Standards in New Jersey.

About Erin Muschla-Berry



Erin received her B.S. and M. Ed. from The College of New Jersey and is certified in elementary education, grades K-8, with Mathematics Specialization in grades 5-8. She also is certified to teach social studies, grades K-12. She currently teaches 8th grade math in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Along with teaching, she creates math lessons for Nearpod, which is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that enables teachers to provide lessons to their students via the Internet.

Published Books

Reading and Writing (written by Gary)


Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Vocabulary, for students, ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary, for students, ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar, for students, ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Grammar, for students, ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Writing, for students, ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing, for students, ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Teach Terrific Grammar: 160+ Ready-to-Use Activities and Puzzles to Make Learning Grammar Fun for Your Students, Grades 6-8 (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

Teach Terrific Grammar: 160+ Ready-to-Use Activities and Puzzles to Make Learning Grammar Fun for Your Students, Grades 4-5 (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

Teach Terrific Writing: 170 Ready-to-Use Activity Sheets to Help Students Write, Revise, and Proofread Their Own Work, Grades 6-8 (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

Teach Terrific Writing: 170 Ready-to-Use Classroom Activities to Help Students Write, Revise, and Proofread Their Own Work, Grades 4-5 (McGraw-Hill, 2006)

Writing Workshop Survival Kit, Second Edition, Grades 5-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2006)

The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Ready-to-Use Reading Proficiency Lessons and Activities: Tenth-Grade Level (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

Ready-to-Use Reading Proficiency Lessons and Activities: Eighth-Grade Level (Jossey-Bass, 2002)

Ready-to-Use Reading Proficiency Lessons and Activities: Fourth-Grade Level (Jossey-Bass, 2002)

The Reading Workshop Survival Kit (Jossey-Bass, 1997)

The English Teacher's Great Books Activities Kit (Jossey-Bass, 1994)


Mathematics (co-authored by Gary, Judy, and Erin)


Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, Second Edition, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2016)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 9-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2015)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades K-2 (Jossey-Bass, 2014)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 (Jossey-Bass, 2014)

Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8 (Jossey-Bass, 2012)

The Algebra Teacher's Guide to Reteaching Essential Concepts and Skills, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2011)

The Math Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Grades 5-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2010)

Mathematics (co-authored by Gary and Judy)


Practice Makes Perfect: Multiplication and Division, for students, ages 9-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5 (Jossey-Bass, 2009)

The Math Teacher's Problem-a-Day: Over 180 Reproducible Pages of Quick Skill Builders, Grades 4-8 (Jossey-Bass, 2008)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-life Applications, Second Edition, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2006)

The Math Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2005)

Practice, Practice, Practice! Algebra Readiness, Grades 4-8 (Scholastic, 2005)

Practice, Practice, Practice! Word Problems, Grades 4-8 (Scholastic, 2005)

Practice, Practice, Practice! Fractions and Decimals, Grades 4-8 (Scholastic, 2005)

Math Games: 180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate, Excite, and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2004)

The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit: 150 Ready-to-Use Activities with Real-World Applications, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

Math Smart: Ready-to-Use Activities to Motivate and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 2002)

The Geometry Teacher's Activities Kit (Jossey-Bass, 2000)

Math Starters! 5-to-10 Minute Activities to Make Kids Think, Grades 6-12 (Jossey-Bass, 1998)



Elementary Grades Reference (co-authored by Gary, Judy, and Erin)


The Elementary Teacher's Book of Lists, Grades K-5 (Jossey-Bass, 2010)

Writing/​Reference (co-authored by Joanne Kimes with Gary)


Grammar Sucks: What to Do to Make Your Writing Much More Better (Adams Media, 2007) A light-hearted guide to grammar.

Fiction (written by Gary)


The Christmas Wishing Well (Blue Swan Publishing, 2017) A contemporary Christmas love story set in a small town. (Published as an e-book)

The Sword and the Cross (Royal Fireworks Press, 2009) A young adult novel set during the Muslim occupation of Spain.

Crusaders (Royal Fireworks Press, 2003) A young adult novel set during the First Crusade.

Purchasing our Books
Our books may be purchased through on-line retailers such as www.amazon.com (see link at right) and www.barnesandnoble.com, as well as through many traditional bookstores. You may also order many of our books directly through the publisher.

Selected Works

Fiction
When Dan Reynolds arrives in town, Jenna Mason never expects to fall in love with him. But just as their love dawns, she makes a terrible mistake that brings her to the brink of losing Dan forever. Her last chance to save their love is a Christmas wishing well. Written by Gary
For Math Teachers
The second edition of this resource contains 150 activities that support algebra in the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains more than 100 activities that support the Common Core for grades 3-5. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 662 problems, many aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains over 100 activities directly linked to the Math Standards for grades 6-8. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 60 projects designed to help students apply math concepts and skills to solving a wide variety of problems across the curriculum. Written by Gary and Judy.
The projects in this book cover concepts and skills that show the application of math in various subject areas. Written by Gary and Judy.
For Writing Teachers
The second edition of this book contains thoroughly updated material. Written by Gary.
The second edition of this resource is a valuable tool for writing teachers of grades 5-12. Written by Gary.

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