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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Add Value to your Work with Teacher Study Guides

If you are writing for young people, one of your goals may be to get your work into classrooms, but how can you make your books more attractive to teachers? How can you make your books more attractive to homeschooling parents? Think about it for a moment. Educators are busy people. The last thing they need is the burden of preparing more lesson plans for their students. Make it easy for them by offering a teacher study guide with your book.

I first learned about teacher study guides while collaborating on a project to produce a whole series of them for Muslim Writers Publishing. More recently, I have come across guides produced by other Muslim authors, such as Rukhsana Khan and Jamal Orme. Although it takes time and skill to put together a professional study guide that teachers (and students) can genuinely benefit from, it is well worth the effort and may help your books reach a wider audience.

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