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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.

Jeanne Alread

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!

Julie Villenueve

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!

Kris Fazi

Great step by step worksheets that help students build or reinforce essay writing skills.

Michelle Hunter

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.

Charles Young

I needed something that I could use to build writing skills. Wow! I love the step by step instructions. Great product.

Tangela Copelin

Re: Critical Thinking Openers Toolkit

This is an excellent product. Provides nice additional writing practice and is thought provoking.

Lisa Moore

Marvelous tool in helping me to provoke more critical thinking in my students.

Marsha Lewis

Critical Thinking Openers is an excellent product. Provides additional writing practice and is thought provoking.

Lisa Moore

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!

Shawna Pounds

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.

Patience Scott

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!

Laura P.

This has been very useful. It really helped me come up with a way to teach grammar effectively and in a time saving manner.

Misty K.

Re: Differentiated Spelling Instruction

This is an excellent resource - very thorough and detailed. I love that it's set up for students to have individualized lists. The lists are carefully curated so they follow various word patterns allowing students to learn rules of spelling rather than just memorizing words lists week after week. My only criticism is that it is and American program and I live in Canada so some of the words aren't accurate for us which will require some editing on my part. Otherwise it is a wonderful resource that I have easily implemented into by ELA classroom.

Kristen M.

I work with a large ELL population at my school.Through my research in best practices, I know that spelling patterns and word study are so important. However, I just couldn't find anything out there that combines the two. The grade level spelling program and remediation are perfect for my students. 


This is EXACTLY what I needed for my spelling/vocabulary instruction! I teach ELD and GATE kids, so having the means to differentiate was very important to me. Totally worth the purchase, and I'll probably end up buying the 8th-grade book as well for my really high kiddos.
Rating: 4.0

Kim Cruise

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!

Cheryl Merrick

Easy to implement!

Elizabeth R.

A great supplemental source for struggling students.

Rachael H.

The differentiation activities and worksheets have made spelling instruction effortless!

Casey W.

Re: Essential Study Skills

A Must Have!!! Rating: 4.0

Troy Peckler

I teach a study skills class for 7th and 8th graders and this has helped me shape the curriculum for the class. Thanks!

Joseph Blankenship

Use with both my study skills and reading remediation classes. Wonderful resource!

Debra Kendhammer

This is a fantastic, comprehensive resource that will help not only with completing homework, but also with learning skills that will help students be successful in all classes. Rating 4.0

Kaelee Taylor


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.

            Alex Hernandez

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.

Felicia B.

I am a SPED teacher and if you are like me you have been searching for something you can implement in your classroom for all of your learners. My readers are lacking in so many areas and I was having a hard time pinpointing what exactly they were struggling with. The assessments have already opened my eyes and I hope to fill those gaps to push them along. I love that this is for older students and that it isn't too "childish." Thank you again for sharing this resource!!"

Mandy Babb

This is just what I need! I have been searching for a resource to help my middle school SPED kiddos catch up to their peers and I can't wait to implement this incredible product in my classroom!!!" Rating: 4.0


I was tasked with teaching reading to 5th and 6th graders who were reading at the 1st grade level. We made some major progress with this in our arsenal!
Rating: 4.0

Phoenix A Pineda

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.

Jules Stras 

This has been a great resource for my small group instruction!

Carrrie Thornton

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!

Sarah Hasbrook

This is a great resource to use with my struggling 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Cougar Creations

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!

Cathy Ford

This is a fantastic resource.

Melissa Gartly

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!

Heather Lewis

I used this with a student I was tutoring, made a great improvement in her fluency skills!

Kira Brower

Used during our after school tutoring to boost DIBELS scores! Great product! Thanks!

Stephanie Pope

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!

Deneise McGowan

I am an Instructional Coach and am responsible for running RTI groups, this is the perfect resource that I have been looking for! Thank you so much for creating it!

Jamie Kidwell

This resource provided a quick assessment of my student's trouble areas, and gave m e direction for further investigation. I really, really appreciated the clear directions you provided. You helped me a great deal!

Rebecca Birchler

Re: Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books

Just what my struggling middle school and high school readers need!

Joy Hutchings

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!!! 

Angelo Moreno

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. 

Joseph Curd

4th Grade ESL

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!”

Melissa Williams

This is a great resource for core curriculum vocabulary development!

Sharon W.

This vocabulary toolkit has been extremely helpful in teaching vocabulary to our low performing students.

Ashley Evans

Perfect for common core and academic vocabulary!

Marsha Cuttill Price

Been using this this semester with my kids! It is awesome!

Allison P.