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New Products for January 2016


In January our tech team was busy to the point of overload in processing new and updated products for our eStore.  Take a look!

New to our Resource Inventory:

Milliken Publishing – 614 new titles

As you can see Milliken added our largest number of products.  So many it’s impossible to list them all, however, you will find seasonal resources, US Government titles, Topical titles, Word puzzles and much more.  Milliken Publishing is one of your favorites and I hope you will take a look at all these new titles!

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On The Mark Press – 70 new titles

On The Mark Press added many new titles alltopical resources, helping your students learn about the world around them.  Be sure to take a look at this wide variety of new titles from one of our top selling titles.


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Top Publishers for Q4 2015!

Q4 Top Pubs

These are your favorite Dedicated Teacher Publishers for the fourth quarter of 2015

1. Carson-Dellosa Publishing —Top Selling Titles

2. Evan Moor Educational Publishers Top Selling Titles

3. Scholastic Top Selling Titles

4. Teacher Created Resources Top Selling Titles

5. On The Mark Press Top Selling Titles *Also check these titles from S&S Learning distributed by On The Mark Press

6. Prestwick House —Top Selling Titles

7. BMI Educational Services Top Selling Titles *Also check these titles distributed by BMI.

8. Saddleback Educational Publishing — Top Selling Titles

9. Shell Education Top Selling Titles

10. Creative Teaching Press Top Selling Titles

Congratulations Publishers!  Thank you for allowing us to selling your products through our eStore and reseller program!

Stay tuned for the top selling titles for 2015!  Coming soon!

Top Ten Selling Products for December 2015


These are the top-selling titles for December 2015

1. Mathematics: Drill and Practice, Grades 1-6

hspa284rby Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Rounding numbers, solving equations, least common multipliers, multiplying, dividing, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, problem solving, percents, geometry, and more.

Our price: $5.65

2. Common Core Connections Math: Grades K-5

Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Math is the perfect tool for helping third grade students master Common Core math skills. The Common Core Standards for Math in third grade focus on four main areas: multiplication and division within 100, developing an understanding of fractions, rectangular arrays and area, and two-dimensional shapes. This resource provides focused practice pages for targeting and reinforcing these and other third grade math skills while helping students connect comprehension with knowledge and application.

3. Comprehension Crosswords, Grades 1-6

0190by Edupress

High interest reading selections team with the appealing crossword puzzle format to effectively build comprehension skills. From responding to what, when, where, and how questions at the first grade level to summarizing and paraphrasing information at the sixth grade level, students will learn to recall characters and facts, summarize main points, define main ideas and enrich their vocabularies. Topics for each book in this new series were selected to align with standards for each grade level in the areas of social studies, science and language arts.

Our price: $4.74

4. 25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature & Information, Grades 2-8

sch9780545577090by Scholastic

A collection of 25 leveled passages—just for third grade—with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

5. Daily Math (U.S. Edition) series, Grades 1-6 (& Canadian Edition series)

Chalkboard Publishing

Chalkboard Publishing “Daily Math” series is a great asset to any Canadian classroom! Develop and strengthen crucial math skills with consistent daily practice. This eBook contains reproducible math activities – each week day is dedicated to a specific math strand, such as measurement, geometry, number sense, patterning and algebra or data management. The “Daily Math” series is perfect for use with a small or whole group, and is also an ideal supplement when you are working individually with students.  *Also available in French.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

6. Dedicated Teacher Gift Certificates, Grades PK-12 & Staff


Our gift certificates are available in a variety of denominations from $5 to $100. Treat yourself or a friend – simply put the gift certificate in your cart like you would any other product in our eStore. After checking out, you have two choices for your gift certificate: (i) e-mail it to a friend or colleague as a gift; or (ii) activate the gift certificate in your own account.

Gift certificates never expire and can be used for purchasing any of our fine digital products. And wouldn’t a gift certificate from our eStore make a great graduation gift for a new teacher? Or a year-end present for your child’s teacher? Or a birthday present? Or to treat yourself? Or any of hundreds of other great uses!

7. Spectrum Math, (Grades K-1)

Carson-Dellosa Publishing

The best-selling Spectrum® Math workbook series provides quality educational activities that build the skills your child needs for math achievement and success. Students in grades K–8 will find lessons and exercises that help them progress through increasingly difficult subject matter. Chapter pretests and posttests, Mid-Tests, and Final Tests, along with complete answer keys, help students track their progress and locate areas for improvement. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum is your child’s path to math mastery. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.

Our price: $7.59

8. William Battles The Anger Squiggles, Grades 3-6

mpiwb084ebby Marco Products Inc.

Students will immediately understand the consequences of letting anger control them as they see William’s body fill with Anger Squiggles of different kinds and shapes. Luckily for William, he learns to control his anger. This versatile anger-management and assertiveness curriculum includes: William Battles The Anger Squiggles storybook: May be used independently and read to the students. Reproducible Student Storybook: May be used with the adult storybook or as part of the complete anger-management program. Anger-Management Curriculum: A 10-week small-group counseling program.

Our price: $18.95

9. Visual Discrimination, Grades 2-8

ddx25081by Didax Educational Resources

This set of challenging reproducible activity sheets helps develop visual discrimination and critical thinking skills necessary for learning. Students study the relationship between two pictures and then use this information to solve a corresponding problem. Visual Discrimination includes student record sheets and an answer key. The activities are excellent for those students who finish reading assignments more quickly than others and can be used for students in grades 1 through 12.

Our price: $8.50

10. Building Spelling Skills, Grades 1-6

emc2705iby Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Revised Edition: Easily build spelling skills! Evan-Moor’s popular series is a teacher favorite and perfect for developing your students’ spelling competencies. Each individual digital resource contains 30 spelling units – each individual unit a comprehensive compilation of grade-level word lists, reproducible practice activities, targeted skills, and dictation sentences. Also included are spelling strategies, teaching ideas, an answer key and even more reproducible forms, including forms for record keeping and weekly testing.

Our price: $20.89

Honorable Mentions:

Social Studies: Higher Test Scores and Better Grades for Grades 6-9
by Incentive Publications
Our Price: $18.95

Power Pack: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by Prestwick House
Standard eBook – Our Price: $18.99
Enhanced eBook – Our Price: $23.74

New Products for November 2015


Publishers showed in November that they were still busy adding new content to their colletions.

Shell Education – 310 new titles

Shell Education added many titles in a variety of titles. Science titles, Occupation titles, Weather titles and much much more.

Carson Dellosa Publishing – 16 new titles

Carson Dellosa added new titles to their Language Arts Series and their Interactive Notebooks Math series!

Gallopade International – 13 new titles

New fictional titles from Gallopade International, “If My Grandma ran the World”, Hunting Lodge Road, Night before Christmas, Welcome to Goblinville, You Don’t Have to Come Back, You Just… and The Ghost Ship.  Check out these titles and much more!

S&S Learning  7 new titles

New titles from our popular publisher S&S Learning.  7 new title from their “The Classroom Election” series.

Scholastic – 7 new titles

Scholastic has added new titles such as a series for Math review using digital equipment in your classroom.  Then a title that will help start the year off with success!  Check these out.

Charlesbridge – 3 new titles

Charlesbridge has added new fiction titles in a variety of topics, geared toward students grades PreK – 5.  Titles that will be sure to get students reading and creating that desire to read more.


The following publishers have updated several of their titles:

Shell Education – 68 updates

Scholastic – 55 updates

Primary Concepts – 31 updates

Walch Education – 3 updates

Check out all these new titles and much MUCH more at

Top Selling Titles- November 2015


These are the top-selling titles for November 2015

1. Making Words, series (Grades 1-4)

by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

This resource includes 50 Making Words lessons, 5 warm-ups, and a reproducible sheet of instructions and tips for students. Activities geared toward independent learning. Supports the Four-Blocks Literacy Model.

Our price: $14.24

2. Evidence-Based Writing, series (Grades K-5)


by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Evidence-Based Writing for grade K-5 offers 64 pages of writing practice and prompts. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and includes a writing rubric, a student writing checklist, a five-page writing process practice packet, and pages of writing prompts to encourage higher-level thinking and thoughtful writing. Each writing prompt is paired with a graphic organizer to help students plan, research, and prewrite. Specific writing types taught are opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory, narrative, and research writing.

Our price: $9.49

3. Daily Math, U.S. series (Grades 1-6) & Canadian series*

chk2022by Chalkboard Publishing

Aligned to Common Core State Standards! “Daily Math Practice” from Chalkboard Publishing is a terrific addition to your classroom. Each eBook contains a wide variety of reproducible activities for each day of the week. Each daily set of activities focuses on a specific math strand, including measurement, data management, algebra, geometry, the number system, ratios and proportional relationships, expressions and equations, statistics, and statistics and probability. Also includes an answer key for teachers. Available for immediate download. *Canadian Series available grades 1-8, in English and French.

Standard eBook – Our price: $15.19
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $19.94

4. Mathematics: Drill and Practice (Grades 1-6)

hspa283rby Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Adding and subtracting large numbers, multiplying, dividing, decimals, measurements, fractions, time, finding areas, finding volumes, multiplying and dividing fractions, solid shapes, and more.

Our Price: $5.65

5. Mastering the Standards: Mathematics Pre-Algebra (Grades 7-12)

hspam107eby Hayes School Publishing

Help students do their best on standardized tests in mathematics by familiarizing them with the formats and skills they will need for success. The problems developed for this series are based on standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and state standards from across the nation. This book includes practice pages on Numbers/Operations, Integers, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Statistics and Probability Tools. Each section features a teacher overview and a test for assessment. The activities may be used at any time of the year to assess understanding, for additional practice, or for test preparation.

Our Price: $5.65

6. Holiday Graph Art

tcr0093coby Teacher Created Resources

Mystery pictures with a variety of themes magically appear as students follow directions for coloring graph paper squares. Students develop graphing skills while having fun.

Standard eBook – Our price: $8.54
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $13.29

7. Student Workbook/Study Guide: Chains

bmig1008by BMI Educational Services

Containing numerous literary activities such as worksheets and vocabulary games, this Student Workbook/Study Guide is integral to benefiting students with the skills they need to prepare for state standardized tests. Lesson plans can easily be organized from an array of reproducible exercises shaped to enhance critical thinking skills and analytical competency.

Standard eBook – Our price: $16.10
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $20.85

8. Master Writing Big Book by Brenda Rollins

ccp1103by Classroom Complete Press

Our program is designed to make the writing process logical and easy to learn. We offer clear and concise instruction in the drafting and revision phases to assist your students in creating outstanding book reports. We also take the fear out of writing essays while giving your students the tools to comprehensively express their point of view. The learning objectives are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and you can use this material to supplement your present writing program or for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through their successful writing process. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Our price: $28.45

9. Destiny Quest: A Guide for Educators (Grades 3-12)

edu0002by ED-ucation Publishing

This educator’s guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

Our price: $9.49

10. Physical Science (Power Practice: Science series)

ctp8304by Creative Teaching Press

Over 100 Reproducible Activities to Sharpen Basic Skills
Physical Science supplements and enriches classroom teaching to enhance students’ understanding of vocabulary, functions, and fundamental processes of physical sciences work. Topics include: force and motion, chemistry, atoms and elements, scientific processes, simple machines, energy, light and sound & magnetism and electricity.

Our price: $14.24

Honorable Mentions:

Literature Guide: Little House in the Big Woods (Lit Links series)
by On The Mark Press
Our Price: $10.44

Grades 3-6 Nonfiction: How to Teach Writing
by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Our Price: $14.24

Drawing Conclusions and Inferences (Grades 4-5)
by ECS Learning Systems
Our Price: $9.49

Around the Net: Inspiring Teachers

Original article by ABC news by Genevieve Shaw Brown on Nov 17, 2015

A wonderful video moving around on Facebook, is about a Special Education Teacher in Florida, doing some amazing work with this students. One of the things he does on a regular basis is start his day encouraging each of his students one by one. The post has received over 11,000 likes and gained so much attention, that it caught the eye of ABC reporter, Genevieve Shaw Brown.

Florida Teacher Starts Each Day Complimenting Students One by One


In classrooms across the country, the school day almost always starts off with some kind of routine. Announcements, a run-through of the day’s calendar or maybe the Pledge of Allegiance.

But in Chris Ulmer’s classroom, the day starts off with 10 minutes of compliments.

In a video posted to Facebook that’s been shared more than 8,000 times since it was posted on Sunday, Ulmer takes the time to pay several compliments to each and every one of the eight students in his special education classroom at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

“I love having you in my class. I think you’re very funny. You’re a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you,” Ulmer says to the kids as they each take their turn standing in front of the class, facing Ulmer.

Ulmer said he’s been posting videos — with the kids’ parents’ permission — almost every day, but this one, which he “spent about 10 minutes editing,” has really resonated with the public. “I actually didn’t think a whole lot about this one before posting it. It’s just something we do.”


Video available on Facebook… be sure to take a look.

*(video also available on our own Facebook page)

Read more of this article at: ABCnews.go.comABC news article

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!


Starting Wednesday, November 25th and ending December 1st, we will be hosting a BIG sales in our eStore.  Many of your favorite publishers have marked down their products!

You can save:

ECO Publishing77% off all products

Knowledge Box Central75% off all products

Classroom Complete Press50% off all products

Educational Impressions – 50% off all products

Rainbow Horizons Publishing50% off all products

Tiny Hands Learning50% off all products

Ready-Ed Publications50% off all products

On The Mark Press – 30% off all products

Lorenz Corporation – 30% off all products

Milliken Publishing – 30% off all products

Teaching & Learning Company – 30% off all products

S&S Learning30% off all products

Primary Concepts20% off all products

Hurry.. don’t miss this opportunity to save.  You won’t see prices like this again for another year!

Around the Net: 21st Century Education

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a school in a small town on the easter coast of the big island of Hawaii.IMG_3864

I was there only as an observer but was genuinely amazed by what I witnessed. This Elementary school of approximately 800 students grades PreK – 5th was pressing forward with the passion to prepare their students for the future. On the occasion of my visit, the school was conducting a parent night, allowing parents to see for themselves the various ways the school was using technology to inspire a passion for learning in their children. During the general presentation,  administrators spoke about the process and various decisions that they made.  The session was opened by showing a video, “What is 21st Century Education?” (created by EduAlert)

Just a few interesting facts provided in the video:

  • In the past 5 years the digital universe has grown by 1000%
  • 46% of teachers say their homework requires technology
  • 94% of students say they use technology to do homework
  • Many of the top jobs in 2012, didn’t exist in 2002!
  • Many of the jobs your students will have don’t even exist yet!
  • Students will use technologies that haven’t been invented yet, to find solutions for problems that haven’t emerged.

With the overall thought that,

Today, teachers must be innovators, mentors, entrepreneurs, motivators, illuminators, catalysts because preparing students for the 21st century isn’t just about technology or skills for the global economy. The 21st century education is about creativity, culture awareness, problem solving, innovation, civic engagement, communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, exploration, initiative, responsibility, leadership and making your classroom as dynamic as the world around us.

The school also invited an education specialist to speak to the parents as well. This educational specialist was on campus to work directly with the staff in guiding and assisting them as they adapted their new technology to their classroom.

He also spoke about how much technology has changed our lives and the way we do things.  Giving a simple but fun example of how he and his wife used to have fun debating various facts about the current song on the radio.  Not so many years ago, the debate would rarely be resolved.  Today, with a simple question to a smart phone the debate is settled in seconds.  This revealed the fact that we literally hold a wealth of information in our hands.

He then moved on to talk about how, as the video also pointed out, that today’s classroom has changed to adapt to the times.  Technologies such as white boards and tablets to deliver lessons and worksheets for students to complete.

All this, really brought home to me the importance of what we do in the educational field. So much responsibility rests on the shoulders of the classroom teacher!  It has renewed our passion here at TecKnoQuest, LLC to deliver the best quality products, in hope to make their task easier! We know that each of you are also dedicated to this goal yourselves and because of your diligence… we are able to do what we do!  Thank you!

Reseller News – November 2015

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Issue: November 2015

In this edition:

Top Selling Titles

Click on the link above to see the Top Ten selling products for October 2015

The Case for Keeping Handwriting Practice in Our Schools

See the latest article shared by Evan-Moor Publishing

ADBO Publishing: no longer available

We are sad to announce that ABDO Publishing will no longer be a part of the TecKnoQuest Publisher family.  Please click on the link above for more information on how this will effect you and your customers.

Updates to Publisher products

Lorenz Educational Press updated 208+ titles

Teacher Created Resources updated 140+ titles

Evan Moor Educational Publishers updated 107+ titles

Teacher Discovery updated 5+ titles

On The Mark Press updated 25+ titles

Carson Dellosa Publishing updated 20+ titles

Be sure to check out their publisher pages for information on all their products

Ads for your store, school or website

Check out more information about purchasing ads on our blogs and customer newsletters.

On the Blog

See all the latest information right here on our blog, link this great article found “Around the Net”


Please click on the corresponding links above for each article included in this month’s newsletter.

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Publisher Newsletter – November 2015

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Issue: November 2015

This is a condensed version of the latest newsletter.  To see this newsletter in online form, please see the link below or click on the header above.

In this edition

Upcoming Sales

Get more details on upcoming sales opportunities.

On the Blog

Click on the link above to see the Top Ten selling products for October 2015

On Our Customer Blog

In previous newsletters, and this this one as well, we’ve made a call out to all publishers to help us promote you.  Click no the link above to see one publishers response to this call.  See below for more details on how you can also get involved. *Please note that this article was posted in it entirety to the blog and then also published in our customer newsletters.

Help us promote your products

Avertise on our multiple newsletters and blogs. Share magazine articles or online newsletters, write a post for our blogs, share posts from your blogs or buy an ad spot on our newsletters & blogs.

Advertise on our multiple newsletters

Get specific information about purchasing an ad spot on our multiple blogs and newsletters.

• Release new products?

Did you release new products for the fall or upcoming winter season?
Have you created digital editions of those new products?
Have you uploaded them to our warehouse?

Studies have shown that publishers that update their product offerings regularly are more apt to sell their products. So be sure to keep our warehouse up to date with your latest products.


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