Author and Bio
Mark Overmeyer is a literacy coordinator for Cherry Creek Schools in Colorado. In his career, Overmeyer has worked as a Title I reading specialist, learning disability specialist, coordinator for the gifted and talented, writing coach, and as a teacher (Grades 2-8). Overmeyer is a member of the Denver Writing Project at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he also teaches courses in writing instruction.
Summary of Book
Writing can be difficult. Even the most dedicated and talented teachers sometimes encounter difficulties as they negotiate instruction within a Writing Workshop. This book explores common problems and prescribes a wide array of practical solutions to overcome them. Topics addressed include getting started, helping students who don't know what to write about, developing good word choice, organization, revision, conferencing, assessment, and more.