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Teaching Grammar and Mechanics helps teachers significantly improve student writing and test scores through direct instruction and individualized practice. This comprehensive curriculum is efficiently designed to take just one hour of class time per
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Get eight parts of speech worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to get your students to learn those pesky parts of speech. Worksheets include common nouns, proper nouns, pronouns,
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Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit provides 43 expository animal fluency articles and 43 corresponding animal comprehension worksheets, along with user-friendly, no teacher prep support materials. AND NOW GET CORRESPONDING YOUTUBE VIDEOS
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Teaching Reading Strategies is designed for non-readers or below grade level readers with low fluency, poor comprehension, and lack of decoding skills. Ideal as both Tier I or II pull-out or push-in reading intervention for special education
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Teaching Essay Strategies is a comprehensive curriculum designed to help teachers teach the essay components of the Common Core Writing Standards. This step-by-step program provides all of the resources for upper elementary, middle school, and high
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Often, the reason why students fail to achieve their academic potential is not because they don't try hard enough, but because they have never learned the basic study skills necessary for success. The forty lessons in Essential Study Skills will
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Get four sentence fragment and run-ons worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to get your students to learn how to write complete sentences and avoid these basic sentence errors.
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Get eight pronoun worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to get your students to learn how to identify and correctly apply pronouns and pronoun antecedents in their writing.
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Phonemic awareness is the highest correlate to early reading success. And phonemic awareness can be taught, not just caught. Here is a terrific ten-item phonemic segmentation assessment, designed by an MA reading specialist, that can be
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Get 16 underlines, italics, and quotation marks worksheets and other punctuation worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to help your students learn how to identify and correctly apply
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Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Toolkit provides the diagnostic assessments, materials, activities, and worksheets that classroom teachers and special education teachers need to remediate significant reading deficits. Designed for third grade
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Get eight comma worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to help your students learn how to identify and correctly apply each of the eight different comma rules. Worksheets include
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Here is a nice set of coherence, unity, and parallelism worksheets designed to improve student writing. Writing coherence refers to how well sentences and paragraphs are organized into an understandable whole. From the readers point of view, the
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Get eight verb worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to help your students learn how to identify and correctly apply each of the verb tenses and all of the verb forms in their
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Essay Strategies Toolkit provides teachers a systematic approach to teaching the multi-paragraph essay. Students complete 42 sequenced writing strategy worksheets, at their own pace, beginning with simple three-word paragraphs and proceeding to
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Get four subject and predicate worksheets, answers, and connected diagnostic and formative grammar assessments with recording matrices to get your students to learn these basic sentence components. Worksheets include simple subject, compound
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Critical Thinking Openers helps 7th-12th grade students learn metacognitive (thinking about thinking) strategies and problem-solving skills. This book provides 64 "openers" formatted for your LCD, SMART Board®, or overhead projector. Simply display
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Writing Openers and Fluency Toolkit provides two essential resources for upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. The first series of resources consists of four sets of interactive writing "openers." These ten-minute lessons,
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After years of testing in K-12 classrooms by over 200,000 students and hundreds of great teachers, the Vowel Sounds Phonics Assessment been thoroughly updated. This reliable, whole-class multiple-choice assessment was developed and revised by Mark
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Teaching students how to internally monitor their own reading comprehension is an essential reading strategy. Students can learn five specific question prompts to improve talking to the text. S stands for Summarize C stands for Connect R stands for
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mark has twenty four years of teaching experience in the elementary middle school, high school, and community college settings. He currently serves as a middle school English-language arts teacher and reading specialist in Elk Grove Unified School District, outside of Sacramento.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Assessment-based instruction to help students "catch up" while they concurrently "keep up" with grade-level standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Eagle Scout Phi Beta Kappa Award Magna cum Laude Mildred Dawson Award (best MA thesis in the field of children's literature)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

His MA Education (Reading Specialist) is out of the California State University at Sacramento. Mark received his teaching credential at the University of California at Los Angeles after graduating Magna cum Laude from the University of Southern California. Go Trojans!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mark Pennington is an educational author, presenter, reading specialist, and middle school teacher. He encourages teachers to differentiate instruction in reading/English-language arts. Mark presents at educational conferences and provides staff in-services in the areas of reading intervention, spelling/vocabulary, grammar/mechanics, and essay writing. Check out blog.penningtonpublishing.com for over 500 articles and FREE RESOUCES.