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Mark Weakland is a consultant, teacher, writer, and musician living in western Pennsylvania. His recent book, How to Prevent Reading Difficulties, blends the science of reading with the best instructional practices that lead to authentic reading—the ultimate goal of balanced literacy—so teachers can teach foundational reading skills in a way that prevents many reading difficulties in K-3 learners from taking root. In addition to authoring professional books, Mark works with teachers as a consultant, delivers workshops on literacy topics around the U.S., creates award-winning music projects, and has published more than 70 books for children. Visit his website ( and YouTube channel (Mark Weakland Literacy); follow him on Twitter @MarkWeakland