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Marjorie Frank

Freelance Song Writer & Article Writer

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Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/marjoriefrank
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Marjorie is a writer and poet by nature and an educator by training. In addition to song-writing, (lyrics and music), Marjorie especially likes the challenge of communicating complex ideas in prose that is accessible to a particular audience--whether the audience is adults or kids. She is also comfortable in designing and writing content for storyboards. Please see her resume for details:

SELECTED DIGITAL PROJECTS

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com) ©2015
Project GoMath, K-6 digital math program: California, Texas
• Edited and wrote storyboards for Grade K and Grade 2 math lessons

Company K12 Inc. (www.k12.com), ©2013
Project embarK12, inter-disciplinary blended learning program for pre-kindergarten; winner
Parents’ Choice Award® spring 2013
• Created offline and online activities in math, science, and social studies
• Wrote teacher’s guides, audio scripts, and game design for online experiences

Company Children’s Progress, Inc. (www.childrensprogress.com), 2009-2010
Project Game-based assessments for PreK-2 in math, reading, and language arts
• Created characters, game scenarios, assessment items, and storyboards
• Researched and aligned items to state standards

Company Classroom, Inc. (www.classroominc.org), 2002
Project School-to-work simulations for middle and junior high school learners, including
GREEN MOUNTAIN PAPER COMPANY, SPORTS NETWORK, KALLIOPE
PERFORMING ARTS
• Created and monitored instructional design
• Created scope and sequence for math, science, and language arts content
• Created characters, scenarios, and learning tasks
• Wrote scripts

RECENT PRINT PROJECTS

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com) ©2015
Project GoMath, K-6 basal math assessment
• Edited and wrote Grade 2 assessments to meet Common Core Standards via
Smarter Balanced assessment formats

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), ©2013
Project Reading Science, K-5 Reading Teacher’s Edition to ScienceFusion (see below)
• Developed prototype, set standards and connection to Common Core
• Produced six Teacher’s Editions via PDF Workflow through Soft Proof

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), 2009-present (©2012, 2015)
Project ScienceFusion, K-5 Science Program
• As a program author, created instructional design for content and reading
support
• Wrote student edition prototype, Grade 5
• Wrote student edition and teacher edition for grades K (entire), 2, 4, and 5

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), 2010 (©2012, 2015)
Project ScienceFusion, Extra Support for Vocabulary and Concepts, Open Inquiry–two
online resources
• Created the instructional design and prototype for both resources
• Wrote content and designed pages for both resources, including accessing art
database

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), 2012
Project ScienceFusion, Grade K Science Assessment
• Created selected response and constructed response assessment items to
meet Texas TEKS and DOK standards.

Company Kids Discover, Inc. (www.kidsdiscover.com), 2002-present
Project Kids Discover, an award-winning magazine for middle-school readers
• Researched and wrote content for single-topic science issues including,
among others, MATTER, GORILLAS, CONSERVATION, ATOMS, SPACE,
MUSCLES, and LUNGS
• Contributor to kidsdiscover.com including apps text, Spotlight articles, blog
posts

Company Carrot NewYork, Inc. (www.carrotnewyork.com) 2010
Project Smokey the Bear Fire Prevention–USDA Forest Service, Grades 1-2
• Provided instructional design and lessons for the program
• Wrote newsletter about the sense of smell for the Sense of Smell Institute,

Company Measurement, Incorporated (www.measurementinc.com), 2010
Project • Wrote formative and summative assessment items for math, Pre-K–Grade 1

Company Curriculum Associates, Inc. (www.curriculumassociates.com), 2007
Project ZOOM IN, a highly-scaffolded reading intervention program
• Wrote student books and teacher guides, Grades 1-4

Company Curriculum Associates, Inc. (www.curriculumassociates.com), 2007
Project PASSWORDS, a standards-aligned, vocabulary-based supplemental reading
program in Social Studies and Science
• Researched and wrote student books and teacher guides, Grades 4-6

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), 2004
Project Math Readers
• Edited 105 readers and teacher’s guides, Grades K-3

Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. (www.hmhco.com), 2001
Project Science Songs, 18 original songs about science topics
• Wrote words and music and produced 18 songs on science topics CD was an
American Library Association nominee for Notable Recording.

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

Music and words for DAUGHTER OF SOCIETY, a song cycle for four voices; produced Off-Off Broadway

Libretto, in verse, for VINNY THE VIBIST, a children’s concertina for vibraphone with narration; music by Larry Spivack

Inventor, with Morissa Geller, of GAMESPHERE™, a globe and overlay system with applications for education and gaming [Patent #6068486]

EDUCATOR adjunct faculty member, 1990-2000

Hunter College Science Methods
Brooklyn College Composition
Manhattan College Reading Methods, Children's Literature

Facility with conferencing and authoring tools, including Microsoft Office, Webex, eStationery, FTP, Adobe Reader, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, PDF workflow, Art and Graphic Databases

EDUCATION

M.S. Linguistics, Georgetown University (Master’s research investigating the efficacy of a semantically-based model of language in describing the utterances of young children)

Special Graduate Student (Theoretical Linguistics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin

ACADEMIC HONORS

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society)
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Song Writing
Article Writing