Nobody's sharper than Marko the Pencil when it comes to helping students read for meaning and prepare for tests. His tips are super-effective and his outrageous antics keep students on task. With Marko's guidance, students ace a practice test by learning how to read passages, find key words, and determine the best answers. This DVD helps students identify the main idea, use context clues, and make inferences.
This products had very good educational content. It accurately reflected the test-taking strategies my daughter learned in third grade last year. It even used the same terminology.--Review for iParenting Media Award
What a interesting concept. As a tragic test-taker myself, I know the anxiety it can bring. What a great way to get the point across to the kids at a young but vital age. Here in Texas they are taking some major tests at this age, and this would help calm their nerves and help them carry some strategies with them.--Carolina Pendleton
--iParenting Media Award
Test-taking skills are increasingly important as high-stakes testing becomes the norm. This program teaches students solid test-taking strategies in the subject area of reading. Marko the Pencil is enthusiastic, optimistic, and chock full of testing tips. The strategies are solid and would be useful in test-taking. --School Library Journal