- Author: Mark Overmeyer
- Grade Range: 2-8
- Media: A package of 2 books
- ISBN: 978-MARK-040M
- Item No.: WEB-040M
This package of two books includes Mark Overmeyer's, When Writing Workshop Isn't Working and What Student Writing Teaches Us.
In When Writing Workshop Isn't Working, Mark acknowledges that writing is hard work and that teaching it can be even harder. He eschews formulaic, program-based, one-size-fits-all answers for successful writing workshops; instead he presents multiple suggestions based on what works in real classrooms.
In What Student Writing Teaches Us, Mark shares his ideas about how teachers and students can use formative assessment effectively in all stages of the writing process. As he demonstrates through descriptions, anecdotes, and student samples, formative assessment requires meaningful planning: feedback through rubrics, checklists, conferences, and classroom discussion; and a partnership between student and teacher that allows students to help monitor their progress and set goals.