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Publications

Publications by Dr. Mike Lockett 

 

Books

  •  The Basics of Storytelling (Mandarin)     ISBN 978-986691522-2 Retail Price $299 NT (New Taiwanese Dollars) Approximately $9.50 in U.S. CurrencyThe Bsics of Storytelling
    • Book for Beginning Storytellers written by Dr. Michael L. Lockett, Published by CETC (Caves Educational Technology Company in Taipei, Taiwan, August, 2008)  Written by Dr. Michael L. Lockett, The Normal Storyteller,.  The book includes a history of storytelling, multiple methods of learning to stories, techniques for telling stories, samples of stories to re-tell, techniques for storytelling performances, suggestions for using storytelling to help teach English as a Foreign Language and more.  Available at most CAVES bookstores in Taiwan.  Only available in the USA through Mike@mikelockett.com.
  • The Cat and the Mouse     ISBN 978-986-6483-40-0     Retail Price $19.95The Cat and the Mouse
    • Dr. Mike Lockett used the format of a cumulative story to create the plot for this fun-filled story that is based on a little known Mother Goose poem.  The story is predictable and has repetition that make it a popular read-aloud book for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and an independent reader for grades one and two.  Illustrations by Taiwanese artist, Lulu Yang, bring the story to life.  Younger students enjoy taking a picture walk through the story well before they can read the words.  An audio CD comes with the book to help younger students and English language learners follow the story on their own.  The Cat and the Mouse is in a bilingual format with English on one side and Chinese on the other.  Published by B.I.G. (Brilliant International Group, July, 2009)
    • See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Approved .
  • El Gato y el Raton     ISBN 978-0-9861303-1-1     Retail Price $19.95
    • The Cat and the Mouse was released in an English/Spanish format in 2016.  The book has an audio CD in both languages.  The English was recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett.  The Spanish was recorded by master storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds.  Leeny is an acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and world stories. 
  • The Goats in the Garden     Coming in Fall, 2017The Goats in the Garden
    • What would you do if you were a little child in charge of watching grandma's goats and they went into grandma's garden to eat everything up? Grandma will be angry, and you begin to cry.  But help arrives in the form of a rabbit, a fox, a god, a bear and ... Who will be able to get the goats out of grandma's garden?  Adapted from a favorite Norwegian Folktale by Dr. Mike Lockett.
  • Hickory Dickory Dock     ISBN 978-986-6483-42-4     Retail Price $19.95Hickory Dickory Dock
    • Have you ever dreamed of becoming tiny like a mouse?  What would you do if this happened?  Educator and International Storyteller, Dr. Mike Lockett, created an imaginative tale based on the popular Mother Goose poem Hickory Dickory Dock.  The story is told in verse with rhyme and rhythm that make it delightful for young ears.  Hickory Dickory Dock is perfect for use in Pre-K through second grade classrooms.  The illustrations by Lulu Yang bring readers back to the book to look at it and read it again and again. Published by B.I.G. (Brilliant International Group, July, 2009) "The students in my school loved this book.  We had Mike out to tell his stories and so the students wanted to read the book and listen to the CD by The Storyteller!  An excellent read for youngsters." Kathy Kniery, Retired Librarian at Tri-Valley Elementary School, Downs, IL 2010
    • Winner 2011 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year
    • See review by Dave Broughton from Stories for Children

      See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Approved for family entertainment

  • Hickory Dickory Dock     ISBN 978-0-9861303-2-8     Retail Price $19.95
    • Hickory Dickory Dock was released in an English/Spanish format in 2016.  The book has an audio CD in both languages.  The English was recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett.  The Spanish was recorded by master storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds.  Leeny is an acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and world stories. 
  • Humpty Dumpty and the Great Fall     ISBN 978-0-9891249-0-8     Retail Price $19.95Humpty Dumpty and the Great Fall
    • You have heard that All the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty together again.  Not So!  Humpty Dumpty is filled with family words, animal words, color words, direction words and more in order to help developing readers enjoy this love filled story.  Read Humpty to find out how family love helped put Humpty together again and keep him off that wall.  *Endorsed by former president of the International Reading Association.  Each book includes an audio CD of the story told in both languages. Published by Santa Publishing in Taiwan with help from Heritage Schoolhouse Press in the USA. (November, 2013) Humpty Dumpty is in an English/Chinese format.
    • See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Family Award 
  • Humpty Dumpty y la Gran Caida     ISBN 978-0-9861303-3-5     Retail Price $19.95
    • Humpty was released in an English/Spanish format in 2016.  The book has an audio CD in both languages.  The English was recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett.  The Spanish was recorded by master storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds.  Leeny is an acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and world stories.
  • The Hungry Wolf     Coming soon in 2017The Hungry Wolf
    • Wolf woke up hungry and was looking for a meal.  However, this wolf did not seem to be very bright.  He was fooled by a cow, a horse and a pig and beat up by each in this adaptation of a Latvian Folktale.  The story is a favorite for young children.  They love to act out the story.
  • Magic Eyes of Little Crab     ISBN 978-986-6483-62-2     Retail Price $19.95The Magic Eyes of Little Crab
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb     ISBN 978-986-6483-40-7     Retail Price $19.95Mary Had a Little Lamb
    • Did you ever wonder why Mary had a little lamb instead of a dog or a cat or another pet?  Educator and International storyteller, Dr. Mike Lockett, tells the answer to this question in story form to listeners of all ages in his programs at schools, libraries, churches and festivals and more.  Now, Individuals can now read the story for themselves in Mary Had a Little Lamb, written by Dr. Lockett and illustrated by Lulu Yang.  The book is bilingual, in English and Chinese.  An audio CD comes with the book to help younger students and English language learners follow the story.Published by B.I.G. (Brilliant International Group, July, 2009) 
    • See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Approved for Family Entertainment 
  • Maria Tenia in Corderito     ISBN 978-0-9861303-0-4     Retail Price $19.95
    • Mary Had a Little Lamb was released in an English/Spanish format in 2016.  The book has an audio CD in both languages.  The English was recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett.  The Spanish was recorded by master storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds.  Leeny is an acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and world stories. 
  • Monkey and Rabbit Together     ISBN 978-986-6483-63-9     Retail Price $19.95Monkey and Rabbit Together
  • Sky Food     ISBN 978-0-9771816-8-1     Retail Price $19.95
    • Sky Food by Dr. Mike LockettThe world was new, and everything was good. The creator had made the clouds, putting food in them for the people to eat. Imagine any food you desire. Reach up and pull it down from the sky. But, what happens when people begin to waste the free food? Find out why people have to work for their food today in this whimsical story by Dr. Mike Lockett.  Adapted from Native American story Why Clouds Are In The Sky - Sky food is in a bilingual format with English on one side and Chinese on the other.   Each book includes an audio CD of the story told in both languages.    Published by Santa Publishing in Taiwan with help from Heritage Schoolhouse Press in the USA. (November, 2012, American Release April, 2013)  Margaret Read MacDonald, noted American librarian, folklorist and author says, "Mike Lockett's Sky Food captures his storytelling voice. Kids will enjoy playing along with this story. And the importance of the moral will stick with them."
    • See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Approved for All Ages of Family Entertainment

  • Teddy Bear     ISBN 978-986-6483-39-4     Retail Price $19.95
    • Teddy BearBased on the popular children's song, "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around," this book tells the story about a lonely bear on the toy store shelf.  All he wants is to be held and loved by a young child.  The book is an easy-to-read fiction story.  It is appropriate for a read-aloud for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and an independent reader for grades one and two.   An audio CD comes with the book to help younger students and English language learners follow the story on their own.  Teddy Bear is in a bilingual format with English on one side and Chinese on the other.  Published by B.I.G. (Brilliant International Group, July, 2009)
    • See review by The Dove Foundation - a Christian-based organization that tries to insure that families have access to good materials for childrenDove Approved for Families of All Ages
  • The Turtle Who Would Not Stop Talking     Coming soon in 2017
    • Turtle could not stop talking.  When two lovely birds flew through turtle's town on a trip far away - turtle tried to keep quiet.  He flew through the air with the greatest of ease, biting down on a stick carried by the birds until... Turtle just could not stop talking.  Now turtle's shell is cracked, and turtle does not talk after his embarrassing fall.  Adapted from an East Indian Folktale by Dr. Mike Lockett.
  • Why Spiders Have Big Bottoms     ISBN 978-0-9771816-9-8     Retail Price $19/95Why Spiders Have Big Bottoms
    • Adapted from the African folktale of Anansi and the River Spirits - Anansi first appeared in West African folktales and traveled with the African culture to every part of the earth. Children and adults everywhere like to read about Anansi. Sometimes appearing as a spider, sometimes as a man - Anansi is always entertaining. Anansi is intelligent. However, his greed sometimes causes odd things to happen to him and to those around him. This story tells how Anansi causes all spiders to have a small head and a very large bottom.   Each book includes an audio CD of the story told in both languages. Published by Santa Publishing in Taiwan with help from Heritage Schoolhouse Press in the USA. (November, 2012, American Release April, 2013)  Margaret Read MacDonald, noted American librarian, folklorist and author says, "Totally delightful retelling of this Anansi story! What fun to share with children
    • Click on the icon to read the Dove review of Why Spiders Have Big Bottoms.Dove Approved for Families of All Ages 
  • "Storytelling in Education," in The Art of Storytelling, by John Walsh, Published by Moody Bible Press, (January, 2003)
    • Dr. Lockett was a contributing author to The Art of Storytelling by John Walsh.  The original title was intended to be How to Tell an Unforgettable Bible Story.  But, Moody Bible Press wanted a title that would sell better in the secular market.  The book includes 14 steps created by Walsh that help beginners learn to tell a memorable story.  Lockett wrote one chapter in the book.  

 

Audio CDs/DVDs by Dr. Mike Lockett

  • Christmas from the Heart     ISBN 978-0-9771816-7-4     (2013)Christmas from the Heart
    • Christmas from the Heart was recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett to bring the Christmas message to adults and to prepare their hearts for the holiday season through the use of stories, poems and music.  The album features Mike Lockett telling Christmas stories to the music of central Illinois musicians, Brad Brown and Mark Lockett.  The album features the stories behind some of the world's favorite Christmas hymns. Lockett is joined by Brad Brown to provide vocal harmonies that please the adult ear.
    • Winner of 2014 World Storytelling Award (Honor-Award) 2014 Honor Award for World Storytelling Award
  • Tales and Fables: East Meets West,    ISBN 978-0-9771816-2-6    (February 15, 2008)Tales and Fables: East Meets West
    • Tales and Fables is a collection of fifteen fables, folktales and songs for all ages.  The album includes retellings of several of Aesop's greatest fables, and folktales collected in both the eastern and western worlds.  The stories on this CD are very popular with young children starting at ages 4 - 5.  It is The album was recorded in Taipei by East-West Publishing Company in collaboration with Heritage Schoolhouse Press in the USA.  Final production was done at Creative Sites Media in Normal, IL by Mark Lockett, Mike's son.  Duplication was done by Mirror Image Duplication, Bartonville, IL.
    • This CD was chosen by Creative Child Magazine for the 2008
    • CD of the Year for families and young children. 2008 CD of the Year
  • Tales for the Young at Heart     ISBN 0-9771816-2-6  (2007)
    • Tales for the Young at HeartTales for the Young at Heart is a collection of 8 stories and 4 songs performed by Dr. Michael Lockett, The Normal Storyteller.  The tracks on this CD are wonderful for children 4 and up and are enjoyable for listeners of all ages.  Special folio effects by Dr. Lockett and his son Mark, make this CD a "must have" in your collections of listening materials for children.  The album was recorded by Creative Sites Media in Normal, IL.  Duplication was done by Mirror Image Duplication, Bartonville, IL  The album was rated #1 choice for families out of all of the storytelling albums reviewed by Creative Sites Magazine.
    • Winner of 2007 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine2007 Preferred Choice Winner
    • Winner of 2007 "IParenting" Media Award for meeting high industry standards for family audiences
    • Winner of 2008 Honors Award by NAPPA - National Parenting Product Awards 2008 NAPPA Award Winner 
  • Tales from Around the World    ISBN 0-9771816-1-8     (2007)
    • 2007 Seal of Excellenct Award WinnerTales from Around the World is a collection of ten international folktales.  Dr. Lockett tried to bring the flavor of the countries the stories came from by telling them in dialect and by adding a few words in the language of the country of origin to each story.  Lockett had the help of a number of local musicians to add rich folk music between the tracks of the stories to add to its beauty and enjoyment.  The album is better for students in second grade and up.  It is a wonderful tool for social studies teachers to give students a flavor of the countries they are studying. It is certified by Creative Child Magazine as family friendly and good for  children.
    • Winner of 2007 "IParenting" Media Award for meeting high industry standards for family audiences
    • Winner of 2007 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award. 2007 Seal of Excellence Winner
  • Tales from the Hills     ISBN 0-9771816-0-X     (2007)
    • Tales from the Hills was Dr. Lockett's first recording and is available to be purchased on line.  This album includes several famous jack tales from the Appalachians, tales of itinerant preachers from the Carolinas and other fun stories.  All the stories are told in a little bit of a southern drawl and are accompanied by a delightful taste of mountain dulcimer music.  The interactive nature of the stories is almost certain to get students to laugh and tell along with the stories as they hear them.  Dr. Lockett is recognized for his alluring tales and for keeping audiences on their edges of their seats.
    • Certified by Creative Child Magazine as family friendly and great for use with children
    • Winner of 2007 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence 2007 Seal of Excellence Winner
    •   See Album Review by Carol Sterns, Connecticut Storyteller
  • Tales of Delight, American Version, ISBN 978-0-9771816-4-3  (2009)Tales of Delight - Storytelling DVD
    • The American Version of Tales of Delight was published by Heritage Schoolhouse Press.  It is a DVD of 12 recorded stories by Dr. Mike Lockett.  The stories were created in collaboration with CETC Caves Educational Training Company in Taiwan.  The original purpose of the DVD was to help teach English to Taiwanese students through the use of storytelling.  The stories were re-mastered by Mark Lockett at Creative Sites Media in Normal, IL in order to run better on American DVD Players.  The stories on this CD were told at a slower pace in order to be better understood by young children in Taiwan.  The DVD is best for children Pre-K through grade two.
    • Winner of 2009 DVD of the Year from Creative Child Magazine. 2009 DVD of the Year Award
  • Tales of Delight, Taiwanese Version Published by CETC (August, 2008)        Chinese Version - Tales of Delight
    • Tales of Delight is a collection of twelve folktales for young listeners as performed by Grandpa Mike (Mike Lockett).  *Lockett is called Miko Yeh Yeh in China... Grandpa Mike.  The stories selected for the DVD were performed in storytelling workshops sponsored by CETC during Lockett's third tour of Taiwan prior to the recording session.  Caves Educational Training Company is dedicated to providing high quality educational materials for teaching English to students in Taiwan.  Music and post production were done by Mike and his son, Mark Lockett, from the USA at Creative Sites Media in Normal, IL.

 

Miscellaneous Articles and Recordings by Dr. Mike Lockett

  • English Explorer Songs and Chants Sets 4 A, 4B, Published by Scholastic Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (2016)English Explorer 4
    • 18 Alternative Nursery Rhymes and Chants kindergarten and early childhood students, Edited, and Recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett for use in South Korea, Stories, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
  • English Explorer Songs and Chants Sets 3A,3B, (2016)English Explorer 4 
    • Published by Scholastic Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, 18 Alternative Nursery Rhymes and Chants kindergarten and early childhood students, Edited, and Recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett for use in South Korea, Stories, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
  • English Explorer Songs and Chants Sets 2, Published by Scholastic Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (2016)English Explorer 2
    • 18 Alternative Nursery Rhymes and Chants for kindergarten and early childhood students, Edited, and Recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett for use in South Korea, Stories, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
  • English Explorer Songs and Chants Sets 1, Published by Scholastic Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (2016)English Explorer !
    • 18 Alternative Nursery Rhymes and Chants for kindergarten and early childhood students, Edited, and Recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett for use in South Korea, Stories, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
  • "Nursery Rhyme Readers," Published by Scholastic Singapore (2014)Nursery Rhyme Readers by ScholasticNursery Rhyme Readers by Scholastic Singapore
    • Scholastic says," Read and sing along with Dr. Mike Lockett, a leading professional storyteller.  With classic nursery rhymes perfectly accompanied by engaging and expressive reading, delightful tunes and creative sound effects, this box is a must have for every child."  Dr. Lockett recorded the 12 stories at two speeds, slow for the beginning readers and faster for improving readers.  With the help of central Illinois musician, Brad Brown, Lockett added music for each story.  To build interest in the short stories, Lockett added vocal sound effects to the stories.  Great for Developing Readers!
  • "Food Festivals Around the World," Little Da Vinci Magazine, Published by Chang Tang Publishers, Taiwan (2013)October Fest
    • Series of 11 articles about foods and food festivals in America and around the world.  Each article appeared in English and Chinese... Chocolate Festivals, Maple Syrup Festivals, Asparagus Festivals, Watermelon Festivals, Barbecue Festivals, Pumpkin Festivals, Apple Festivals and more... Accompanying the articles were audio recordings that could be played for readers who wanted to hear the stories in English to help them learn EFL, English as a Foreign Language.
  • Why Unique Science and Technology, Published by Saddleback Publishing and B.K. Norton, Taiwan (2012)
    • Adapted Dr. Lockett recorded 24 audio story tracks for articles in the science text book for use in Taiwanese schools.
  • "World Holidays, "Little Da Vinci Magazine, Published by Chang Tang Publishers, Taiwan (2011-2012)Mardi Gras Articles in Little Da Vinci Magazine
    • Series of 24 articles for a gifted magazine in Taiwan.  Mike and Becky Lockett wrote 24 articles about holidays around the world... Cinco De Mayo, Diwali- The Hindu Festival of Lights, Decorating for Christmas, Dragon Boat Festival, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, International Joke Day, International Children's Book Day and more...  The magazine published one article each month beginning January, 2011 and ending in December, 2012.  The articles appeared in English and Chinese.  An audio recoding made by the Locketts appeared in each issue to allow students to practice learning English as a Foreign Language.
  •  Bees, Beetles, Butterflies and Other Beguiling Bugs, by Jackie Baldwin. (2008)
    • Dr. Lockett was a contributing author in this delightful E-Book created for the American Library Association's Summer Reading Program, "Catch the Reading Bug."  Six of Dr. Lockett's stories were included in the book.
  • "Hidden Treasures in Asia," Storytelling Magazine, Published by National Storytelling Network, Jonesborough, TN (Dec. 2007)
    • Feature Article with Photo Spread about the Children's Story House in Taipei, Taiwan. (Pages 4 and 5)
  • Easy to Read Stories for East-West Book Co. in Taiwan.  (August, 2007)Easy to Read Stories as Recorded by Dr. Mike Lockett
    • Audio Recordings and Performance DVD - Series of ten audio CDs an one video (DVD format) performed in Taiwan.  Books originally published by Puffin Company in America. Dr. Lockett added poems and extra storylines to the books and  added them to his recorded performances for East-West Book Company, the owner of the Asian copyright for the ten books. 
  • "Candy from Heaven? The History of the Candy Cane," The Normalite, Weekly Newspaper Published in Normal, IL (Dec. 28, 2006)
    • Feature story on Candy Canes for the Christmas/New Year Holiday, Volume 104, No. 10, page 6, Also published in the Chenoa Town Crier, the Gridley Village Times, the Lexingtonian, the Ridgeview Review and the Hudson Quill
  • "Christmas Cards Remembered - The History of the Holiday Greeting Card," The Normalite, Weekly Newspaper Published on Normal, IL  (Dec. 21, 2006)
    • Humorous, but informative essay on the history of Christmas cards, Volume 104, No. 9, page 10.  Also published in the Chenoa Town Crier, the Gridley Village Times, the Lexingtonian, the Ridgeview Review and the Hudson Quill
  • "Want to Know More about Your Easter Eggs and Bunnies?"  The Normalite, Weekly Newspaper Published in Normal, IL, (Apr. 13, 2006)
    • Humorous, but informative essay on the origins of modern Easter customs, Volume 103, No. 25.  Also published in the Chenoa Town Crier, the Gridley Village Times, the Lexingtonian, the Ridgeview Review and the Hudson Quill
  • "How Normal Became Normal," Night Train Literary Magazine (published twice yearly) (Mar. 2006)
    • True historical story about how Normal, Illinois got its name.  Issue VI, Published by Night Train Publications, Inc. Revere, MA
  •  Tales from Other Lands, Produced by Foxtales International (January, 2002)
    • Storytelling Videotape (VHS) with Storytellers Mike Lockett, Bryan Fox Ellis, Gary Moore and Kay Price, Recorded in Peoria, IL
  • Extended Day Learning Opportunities for At-Risk Students, Paper Presented at IASA Conference (Feb., 1999) 
    • Presented at Improving America's School Act Conference in Chicago, IL. Shared through state board of education.
  • Serving the Underserved: Utilizing the Fine Arts to Raise Student Achievement, (Feb., 1999)
    • Paper presented at Annual Title I IASA Conference in Chicago, IL. Shared through state board of education.
  • "Basic Grant Components," The Researching Teacher, Published by SIG Group of IRA (1993)
    • Article in The Reading Teacher, Teaching as a Researching Profession, Publication of Special Interest of the International Reading Association, Volume IV, 1, 1993, page 3.
  • The Effects of Systematic Listening Instruction on the Reading Comprehension and Mathematics Applications of At-Risk Students, by Dr. Mike Lockett (1992)
    • unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Illinois State University, December (1992)
  •  Holiday Stories, Published by Blue Ribbon Press, Rolling Meadows, IL (1993)
    • Set of 8 holiday stories adapted by Dr. Mike Lockett, Product was made into story cards for parents and educators.
  • Multicultural Stories, Published by Blue Ribbon Press, Rolling Meadows, IL (1993)
    • Set of 8 stories from around the world, Made into story-cards for classroom storytelling by Dr. Mike Lockett
  • "What Teachers Say about Literacy," Illinois Reading Council Communicator (May, 1992)
    • Article written by Dr. Mike Lockett while chairing the Studies and Research Committee of the IRC, Volume 15, No. 5
  • Appalachian Tales, Blue Ribbon Press, Rolling Meadows, I (1992)
    • Set of 8 Appalachian stories made into story-cards for classroom storytelling by Dr. Mike Lockett
  • "Begin at the R.E.A.R. - Reading Educators' Action Research," Illinois Reading Council (1992)
    • Guide for Conducting Action Research and Grant Writing Tips, Presented at IRC Conference (1991) and at the International Reading Association Conference (1992) as part of presentation by IRA Studies and Research Committee
  • "Lighting the Fire of Gifted Students," Published by The Reporter, (1991)
    • Written by Dr. Mike Lockett as part of on-going series of Gifted Education Workshops Sponsored by Educational Service Region #12, Creve Coeur, IL
  • Stories for Classroom Participation, Published by Blue Ribbon Press, Rolling Meadows IL (1991)
    • Set of 8 audience participation stories made into story-cards for classroom storytelling by Dr. Mike Lockett
  • "Social Studies Goal Assessment," Published by The Reporterm (Fall, 1991)
    • Written by Dr. Mike Lockett during his time as a consultant at Educational Service Region #12, Creve Coeur, IL
  • "A Jarful on Journals: The What-Why-and How of Journal Writing," (1991)
    • Journal ideas collected by Mike and Becky Lockett and Presented at Illinois Reading Conference and shared through IRC Zone IV Councils.
  • Stories for Classroom Management, Published by Blue Ribbon Press, Rolling Meadows, IL (1990)
    • Set of 8 motivational stories for teachers, made into story-cards for classroom storytelling by Dr. Mike Lockett
  • "Research in the Classroom," AARSIC Abstracts, (1990)
    • Publication of Administrators and Reading Special Interest Council of the Illinois Reading Council, written as part of Dr. Mike Lockett's work with the IRC Studies and Research Committee.
  • "Research in Reading," Published in The Communicator (1990)
    • Publication of the Illinois Reading Council, Spring, 1990, written as part of Dr. Mike Lockett's work with the IRC Studies and Research Committee.
  • "Action Research," AARSIC Abstracts, (1989)
    • Publication of the Administration and Reading Special Interest Council of the Illinois Reading Council, written as part of Dr. Mike Lockett's work with the IRC Studies and Research Committee.
  • "Splendid Sponges to Fill Your Day,"  (1988)
  • America the Beautiful, "Illinois," Teacher's Manual, Children's Press: Chicago (1988)America the Beautiful, Illinois
    • Dr. Mike Lockett served as a minor contributing author to publication written by Phyllis J. Clark, edited by Lynn S. Parisian to be used with children's textbook for the study of the state of Illinois.
  • "Current Activities in Social Education," (1987)
    • Gifted activities and lesson plans written for school district gifted program, Published by Unit School District #5, Normal, IL
  • "Microcomputers in the Classroom," Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall, 1986)
    • Article on the history of microcomputers in the elementary classroom and suggestions for effective use of technology in education by Mike and Becky Lockett as part of their work in the Microcomputers in Education Committee for the IRC.
  • "Explorations in Basics," (with others), Published by the National Science Foundation (1985)
    • 135 page module written  during graduate courses sponsored by the National Science Foundation to be used as an introduction to BASIC programming through the use of graphics.
  • "Poetry for Everyone: Low Through the Gifted," (1985)
    • This publication was shared  at reading meetings throughout Illinois, Printed for use in Unit School District #5, Normal, IL
  • "Puppets: An Aid to Reading and Language Arts," (1985)
    • Presented at the Illinois Reading Conference, at the Quincy Conference and at reading meetings throughout Illinois.
  • "Illinois History - Annotated Bibliography for Teachers," (1985)
    • Written by Mike Lockett for the teaching of Illinois History, Available from Illinois Board of Education.
  • "Free an Inexpensive Materials for Teaching about Illinois," (1985)
    • Created by Mike Lockett during Administrative Internship for use in teaching about Illinois History
  • "Teaching Scripset Word Processing to Elementary Students," (1984)
    • Manual written for in-service education at Tri-Valley Elementary School, Downs, IL
  • "Software Evaluations for the Apple," (1984)
    • Software evaluation manual developed for Illinois State University Math Department, Normal, IL
  • "Teaching of Folk Dance to Elementary Students," (1982)
    • Published by Unit District #5, Presented to McLean County Physical Education Instructors at Regional Institute.
  • The Top of the Bottoms     (Release Date Not Set)
    • Fictional novel with historical overtones, written as a read-aloud chapter book for readers in the intermediate grades.  15 chapters about a small town family in depression times in middle America.  The family deals with losing their home and farm.  Young Michael looks at the bright side of life as a child's eyes can see hope even in the toughest of times.  Chapters include drunken pigs, a rattlesnake sandwich, the ugliest - yet most loyal dog - in the world, a sink hole that causes a child to disappear and more.  Each chapter stands alone in terms of readability.  A teacher can read one chapter or more and hold the interest of the class.  Yet all connect wonderfully into a plot that will make readers laugh and cry.  The book has been field tested with popular appeal in schools across Illinois.  Public readings at Barnes and Noble Bookstore and in other public forums have shown that the book may have wider appeal than for only schools. 

 

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