Linda Hoyt spent many years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum developer, staff developer, and Title I District Coordinator. She is now a full-time author, consultant, and highly requested speaker at conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Linda’s passion has always been centered on vigorous and engaging classrooms where teachers and children learn together. That passion has led Linda to create numerous professional books and video programs, including Mastering the Mechanics (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8); Interactive Read-Alouds (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8); Explorations in Nonfiction Writing; Crafting Nonfiction (Primary and Intermediate); Revisit, Reflect, Retell; Make It Real; and Solutions for Reading Comprehension. Her latest resource is Conventions and Craft: A Full Year of Literature-Based Micro-Workshops to Build Essential Understandings for Grammar, Sentence Structure & Word Study.