Marko the Pencil helps students become better writers. Using Marko's Toolbox, students learn how to organize a story, create an interesting hook, use transitional phrases, and apply colorful words that show rather than tell. Students discover how to apply personification, dialogue, similes, and other tools for creating a lasting impression. This entertaining DVD is perfect for improving general writing skills and boosting scores on standardized writing tests. Includes proofreading and taking multiple-choice writing tests. Approx. 70 min. Grades 4-12.