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Author: Mark Overmeyer
ISBN13: 978-1571104045
Title: When Writing Workshop Isn't Working: Answers to Ten Tough Questions, Grades 2-5
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Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers (January 1, 2005)
Pages: 166

When Writing Workshop Isn't Working: Answers to Ten Tough Questions, Grades 2-5 by Mark Overmeyer



When Writing Workshop I Writing is hard work. Teaching it can be even harder. As most teachers know, writer's workshop doesn't always go as planned, and many find there are obstacles that they consistently struggle with. In his role as a literacy coordinator and teacher, Mark Overmeyer has heard the same issues raised again and again by both new and experienced colleagues. Mark provides the readers with ten questions that might arise when implementing writer's workshop in grades 2-5. Each chapter is focused on a particular part of the writer's workshop framework and has common questions that might be related to those parts. He asks questions and provides several options that might be solutions when teach This text is a wonderful and easy read professional text. This text offers the reader opportunities to revise and reflect on writer's workshop in their classroom.

Writing is hard work. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. 2. Written communication-Study and teaching. Fast-forward ten years to When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working, the book you hold in your hands. Mark goes beyond merely asking the same questions over and over. When Writing Workshop Isn't Working provides practical advice to overcome these common problems and get your writing workshop back on track.

When Writing Isn't Working: Answers to 10 Tough Questions. com User, November 10, 2006. It's nice to know that everyone deals with the same roadblocks when teaching children to write. This book addresses those difficulties and provides support that is relavant and easy to transfer into whatever program or style of teaching writing you are presently using. And while it is specifically written for helping students in grades 2-5, the concepts Overmeyer presents are sound writing practices for all ages. More than a textbook, this book is a joy to read.

When Writing Workshop Isn't Working provides practical advice to overcome these common problems and get your writing workshop back on track. HuyHuu Team - View (94). View The Same Category. Natural Sciences - OXFORD CLIL ESO1 Teachers Book Units 1-4.

As he was working on his most recent book, Let's Talk (Stenhouse, 2015), he spent a lot of time brainstorming and thinking prior to writing. As I write, I tend to find my way as the words begin to form into thoughts, and then phrases, and then sentences. As soon as my ideas become very clear, I write two to three times per week, staying with each chapter until it is complete. The examples of actual student writing that he liberally peppers throughout each chapter are well-chosen, pertinent and endearing.

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In his role as a literacy coordinator and teacher, Mark Overmeyer has heard the same issues raised again and again by both new and experienced colleagues. When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working provides practical advice to overcome these common problems and get your writing workshop back on track. The ten key questions this book addresses include: How do I help students who don’t know what to write about? How do I help students develop stronger vocabulary and word choice? How do I prepare my students for standardized tests without compromising my writing program? How should I assess student writing?

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Writing is hard work. Teaching it can be even harder. As most teachers know, writer's workshop doesn't always go as planned, and many find there are obstacles that they consistently struggle with. In his role as a literacy coordinator and teacher, Mark Overmeyer has heard the same issues raised again and again by both new and experienced colleagues. When Writing Workshop Isn't Working provides practical advice to overcome these common problems and get your writing workshop back on track. Acknowledging the process-based nature of the writing workshop, Mark does not offer formulaic, program-based, one-size-fits–all answers; rather, he presents multiple suggestions based on what works in real classrooms. The ten key questions this book addresses include:How do I help students who don't know what to write about?How do I help students develop stronger vocabulary and word choice?How do I prepare my students for standardized tests without compromising my writing program?How should I assess student writing?How can I help my students use revision effectively?

This book is a handy reference tool for answering specific questions as they pop up during the year. Mark uses student examples throughout to help teachers envision these solutions in their own classes, and he includes an array of classroom-tested ideas for helping primary and intermediate English language learners.

There may not be any easy answers to the complexities of writer's workshop, but by identifying and providing advice on the most common stumbling blocks one encounters, When Writing Workshop Isn't Working provides a solid groundwork—freeing up time and creativity for teachers to address the specific needs of their students.

Reviews: 6
Steelraven
Have you tried writing workshop, but your students just aren't turning into writers? Are you ready to give up and resort to worksheets? Then this is the book for you! It is full of concrete, do-able activities and includes lots of great strategies for reluctant writers and ELL students. Mark's instructional style focuses on the positives and the belief that every child can be a writer. After reading this, I felt ready to tackle writing workshop!
BlessСhild
I found this to be a good resource to refer to when I was a Coach for Writers Workshop. It referred to the common challenges teachers often wanted support with. It also supported much of what I learned at the Teachers College.
Honeirsil
good stuff
Renthadral
It's nice to know that everyone deals with the same roadblocks when teaching children to write. This book addresses those difficulties and provides support that is relavant and easy to transfer into whatever program or style of teaching writing you are presently using.
Sarin
Grest tips, have only partially implemented Writer's Workhop.
Asyasya
This book is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are involved in helping elementary students develop their writing skills. And while it is specifically written for helping students in grades 2-5, the concepts Overmeyer presents are sound writing practices for all ages.

More than a textbook, this book is a joy to read. The examples of actual student writing that he liberally peppers throughout each chapter are well-chosen, pertinent and endearing. I found myself drawn to each new chapter not only for the information and the how-to, but also to find out what else the students had written. Overmeyer does not limit the examples to the best and the most polished pieces, but shows students' works in progress so that we can see the process.

And with Overmeyer it is all about the process! He suggests that recopying isn't writing and he teaches students to edit and improve their writing rather than spend time recopying. Overmeyer is sensitive to all learners and learning styles and you will see your elementary student reflected within the pages of this book.

I have a 2nd grader, Danny, who absolutely hates to write, and since he wants to be an artist when he grows up, he believes that when it comes to writing, all he'll need to do is sign his name to his pieces of art! One technique Overmeyer suggests with reluctant writers is to draw pictures first and then arrange them in sequence and discuss them before starting to write, so I asked Danny to draw pictures and then tell me the story. After that I reiterated the story to Danny, reflecting what he already told me and giving him a chance to hear it again. It was amazing! Not only was Danny excited to create the story, but he pushed ahead, working to get sentence after sentence down on paper.

In this book you get Overmeyer's 20+ years of experience in teaching writing to students and helping teachers teach writing. Furthermore, Overmeyer is a writer himself and a member of the Denver Writing Project. He models writing right along with the students. They see him struggling with word choice and editing, just as they do.

Not only is this book is an important resource for both teachers and parents, but you will also actually enjoy reading it.