Here’s what teachers are saying about Pennington Publishing curriculum…
Re: Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary
(Teaching the Language Strand)
Written by a teacher for teachers and their students. It shows. You write like I teach.
The most comprehensive and easy to teach grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary program. The student workbooks are fantastic. I’m teaching each Standard in the Language Strand and remediating previous grade level Standards. The no prep and minimal correction design really respects a teacher’s time. This program frees me up to teach!
Re: Teaching Essay Strategies and Essay Strategies Toolkit
Your method of teaching argumentative essays is the most step-by-step that I have ever seen. Thanks again for the TES program. I plan to use a great deal of it, especially the methods!
Great step by step worksheets that help students build or reinforce essay writing skills.
A thoroughly comprehensive format to teach writing. Just what I needed.
Thanks to you. I’ve been a teacher using e-comments for a about a year now. What great savings of stress and hand-cramps! I just downloaded your Pennington Manual of Style, another great reference.
I needed something that I could use to build writing skills. Wow! I love the step by step instructions. Great product.
Re: Critical Thinking Openers Toolkit
This is an excellent product. Provides nice additional writing practice and is thought provoking.
Marvelous tool in helping me to provoke more critical thinking in my students.
Critical Thinking Openers is an excellent product. Provides additional writing practice and is thought provoking.
Re: Teaching Grammar and Mechanics and Grammar Openers Toolkit
I’ve been teaching for quite a while and seen quite a few grammar programs. This one is the best I’ve used.
This is an amazing product. It makes individualized instruction a breeze!
As a newer ELA teacher, this is an awesome product to have. It's very thorough and easy to use!
Great resource for revisiting this skill set. The students are enjoying the variety of the handouts. I love the fact that I can access whether or not if I need to reteach these skills to my students.
This is a great product for teaching grammar and mechanics. I like how it allows for students to achieve mastery. It has great step by step directions for teaching the skills as well as help on differentiating instruction. It seems overwhelming when you first look at it, but once you take"10 minutes" to figure it out, it's awesome!
This has been very useful. It really helped me come up with a way to teach grammar effectively and in a time saving manner.
Re: Differentiated Spelling Instruction
I work with a large ELL population at my school and was not happy with the weekly spelling tests, etc. Through my research in best practices, I know that spelling patterns and word study are so important at this age group. However, I just couldn't find anything out there that combines the two. We have just adopted RtI at my school and your spelling matrix is a great tool for documentation. The grade level spelling program and remediation are perfect for my students.
I have tutored children who are struggling in school for the last 36 years. Using raps and songs to help children remember spelling rules is wonderful!
Useful for intervention.
Re: Essential Study Skills
I teach a study skills class for 7th and 8th graders and this has helped me shape the curriculum for the class. Thanks!
Very comprehensive. Thanks very much.
Use with both my study skills and reading remediation classes. Wonderful resource!
Re: Sam and Friends Phonics Books
Just what my struggling middle school and high school readers need!
I used these books with my third and fourth grade intervention students. They loved the books and would ask if we were reading Sam and Friends today. They would predict what they thought would happen and there was the opportunity to make connections from the other stories! (the Teaching Reading Strategies comprehension and fluency animal articles) I also used the animal passages from the other kit offered that apply the same strategies. (the SCRIP comprehension strategies) A lot of students like to learn about animals, and want to borrow additional books. As I mentioned, the passages apply the same comprehension strategies! So glad to have these resources! Thanks!!!
By the way, I got Sam and Friends a few weeks ago, and I love it. I teach ESL in S Korea. Phonics is poorly taught here, so teaching phonics means going back to square one. Fortunately, Sam and Friends does that and speeds up pretty quickly. I also like that I can send it home and not charge the parents - we all love that. I like it a lot! It's also not about something stupid, like cats and dogs.
4th Grade ESL
Re: Grammar Comics!
A sneaky way to get students to learn. Thank you! They love it! 4 stars for quality, accuracy, practicality, thoroughness, creativity, and clarity.
Re: Teaching Reading Strategies and Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit
An extensive product suitable for students of all ages. Love that it is suitable testing and resources for those students at secondary level with reading difficulties- there are too few suitable resources for this age group. Reading passages are appealing with attached ideas on how to best target each one.
I love the assessments. The students were much more willing to try when they understood that they would work on skills they as individuals were missing. The worksheets are detailed enough to really cover the material without overwhelming the students. The program is structured so that I can easily work with a small group or individual as needed to fill instructional gaps.
This has been a great resource for my small group instruction!
A very thorough phonics program. I believe it can also be used based on student's ability levels. If you are looking for a supplementary resource, or a primary resource, this is the one! Thank you!
This is a great resource to use with my struggling 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
I just visited your website and, oh my, I actually felt my heart leap with joy! I am working with one class of ESL students and two classes of Read 180 students with behavior issues and have been struggling to find methods to address their specific areas of weakness. I am also teaching three senior level English classes and have found them to have serious deficits in many critical areas that may impact their success if they are attending college level courses in a year's time. I have been trying to find a way to help all of them in specific and measurable ways - and I found you! I just wanted to thank you for creating these explicit and extensive resources for students in need. Thank you!
This is a fantastic resource.
Our Middle school has purchased your toolkit for Reading Fluency and Comprehension (a slice of Teaching Reading Strategies). So far we are delighted with it and are happy with the results!
I used this with a student I was tutoring, made a great improvement in her fluency skills!
Used during our after school tutoring to boost DIBELS scores! Great product! Thanks!
Awesome!!!! Great for screening in an SLP clinic.
Your reading assessments made me "the hit" at our SHARE faculty meeting!
Excellent! Just what I needed for my ELLs!
This resource provided a quick assessment of my student's trouble areas, and gave m edirection for further investigation. I really, really appreciated the clear directions you provided. You helped me a great deal!
Re: Common Core Vocabulary Toolkit
I used the 8th Grade Common Core Vocabulary Toolkit for the first time today. It was so cool and the kids loved it!”