Gary Robert Muschla and Judith A. Muschla

For Students, Parents, and Teachers


The books below are written in a workbook format. The exercises enable students, working in class, at home, or with the help of their parents, to supplement their learning of essential academic skills. The books are designed to make learning easy and enjoyable.

McGraw-Hill Education: Vocabulary, Second Edition, Grades 6-8 (McGraw-Hill, 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Works

Shore Love
Melanie Kurtis works as an advertising executive for a small company in New York City. In the eight years since graduating college, she’s built a successful career, and she’s stunned when a new management team abruptly dismisses the entire staff. Having time now for a long overdue vacation, she visits her parents at their summer home on Beach Isle, a small barrier island. Once there, she runs into Tom Madisen, who’s still in her heart though she hasn’t seen him in years.

While growing up, Tom and Melanie spent summers on the island. They lived next door to each other and were summertime best friends, until the summer before they both began college and their friendship blossomed into love. Tom never learned why Melanie ended their relationship, and he hasn’t fully gotten over her. Now the owner of a construction company and a year-round resident of the island, he’s surprised to see Melanie, and despite the urgings of his heart, he tries to treat her as only a friend.

Although seeing Tom brings happy memories and stirs old feelings, Melanie, too, resists being more than friends. She’s never forgiven herself for hurting him when she let love slip away, and she’s afraid if they become too close, she’ll hurt him again when she returns to the city to resume her career. But as she and Tom spend time together, their love reawakens, and Melanie must overcome the reason she broke off in the past or risk losing him forever. (Published as an E-book by Books to Go Now, 2018)

The Christmas Wishing Well
Jenna Mason works as a secretary for a one-man law practice in Carrston Lake, a small town known for the wishing well at its Christmas Village. She has built a modest but happy life for herself and her adopted daughter, Kayla, but with the holiday season approaching, everything changes.

After Jenna's boss dies suddenly, Dan Reynolds, a lawyer from a major law firm in New York City, arrives to finish the open cases and close the practice. Returning to Carrston Lake is a homecoming for Dan, who left the town upon graduating law school to pursue a career in the city, a decision he has since come to question.

Although Jenna and Dan feel an immediate attraction to each other, Jenna is reluctant to become involved with him because of having been deeply hurt in a past relationship. Fearful of risking love again, she convinces herself that the happiness she and Kayla share is enough for her. But as she and Dan work together, their feelings for each other grow, setting into motion events that lead them to the dawning of love, yet at the same time threaten to destroy their love forever. (Published as an E-book by Blue Swan Publishing, 2017)

Coming Soon! McGraw-Hill Education: Vocabulary, Second Edition, Grades 3-5
With 45 lessons and more than 500 words contained in third, fourth, and fifth grade curriculums, the new edition of this book will help students learn both the meanings and usage of important words. While the definitions of these words include more words that will further expand vocabulary, a puzzle format makes learning fun. (Published by McGraw-Hill, 2018. The original edition of this book was published under the title Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Vocabulary, McGraw-Hill, 2012.)

McGraw-Hill Education: Vocabulary, Second Edition, Grades 6-8
The 45 lessons in this new edition provide more than 500 words that are found in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculums. The definitions of these words include more words that can expand vocabulary even further. Designed in an engaging puzzle format, the lessons will help students learn both the meanings and usage of essential words. (Published by McGraw-Hill, 2018. The original edition of this book was published under the title Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary, McGraw-Hill, 2012).

Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
This resource provides 150 reproducible activities to help students master pre-algebra and algebra skills identified in the Common Core. Major topics include whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, and statistics. Many of the activities are self-correcting, which adds interest for your students and saves time for you. The activities can be used to supplement your instructional program, to reinforce skills and concepts, for extra credit assignments, or to assist substitute teachers. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2016)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 contains information, teaching strategies, and activities that support instruction for the Common Core Math Standards for these grade levels. The activities in this book focus on application of concepts or skills, demonstration of mathematical understanding, and critical thinking. They provide students with opportunities to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, and share ideas about math orally and in writing. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2014)

Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, for grades 6-12, follows the same general structure as the first edition. The material is thoroughly updated. Many problems have been revised, some have been retired, and new problems have been added. Many of the 662 problems are aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Every standard for grades 6-12 is supported by at least one problem, and many standards are supported by two or more. Many of the other problems address skills related to specific standards. Each problem aligned with the standards is identified in the contents and in the text, and a Standards and Problems Chart at the beginning of the book makes selecting problems for your students easy. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-on Activities contains information, teaching strategies, and activities that directly support instruction for the Common Core Math Standards for grades 6-8. Over 100 activities in this book are designed to encourage students to apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in computation, and think critically. The activities in this book also provide students with opportunities to collaborate with other students about mathematics, utilize technology, share ideas about math orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the importance of math to real life. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2012)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
The second edition of Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications for grades 6-12 contains 60 projects that will help your students apply math concepts, strategies, and skills to solve real-life, everyday problems. Each project promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making and helps students to realize the relevance of math in their lives. The projects, which may be used with students of various grades and abilities, are organized in six sections: 1) Math and Science, 2) Math and Social Studies, 3) Math and Language, 4) Math and Art and Music, 5) Math and Sports and Recreation, and 6) Math and Life Skills. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2006)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5
Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications for grades 3-5 contains 40 projects that emphasize problem solving, critical thinking, and cooperative learning, as well as the application of math skills and concepts. The projects can be used with students of various grades and abilities, are easily implemented, and link math to other disciplines, including science, social studies, language arts, art, recreation, and life skills. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2009)

Selected Works

Fiction
When Melanie Kurtis returns to Beach Isle, she never imagines that Tom Madisen would still be waiting for her. Her first and only love, she hasn’t seen him for eight years. But even as their feelings for each other quickly reawaken, Melanie must confront the reason she left Tom in the past or she’ll lose him again, this time forever. Written by Gary
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
Vocabulary
The second edition of this book adds new lessons to the original edition, expanding its scope and value with new vocabulary words. Written by Gary
Vocabulary
The new edition of this book retains all of the lessons and valued features of the first edition, while extending its scope with new lessons and vocabulary words. 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.

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