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Dr. Mary Jo Fresch is a Professor Emeritus from the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University and holds the title of University Academy Professor. Dr. Fresch’s teaching experiences include 3rd grade, adult literacy, and pre-service teachers’ literacy and children’s

literature methods courses at University of Nebraska (Lincoln), The Royal

Melbourne Institute and Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia), and The Ohio State University. She presents nationally and internationally. She has authored and co-authored books for teachers such as The Power of Picture Books (NCTE), Playing with Poetry (a 5-book series focused on phonemic and phonological awareness), Effective Strategies for Balanced Literacy (Shell Education), Engaging Minds in the English Language Arts Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy (ASCD), and the recently released, Before the First Draft: 7 Key Lessons for Getting Students Ready to Write (Scholastic).

David Harrison, one of Missouri’s favorite authors, has written over seventy books and numerous articles. His writing has been translated, anthologized, and presented on stage, television, radio, cassette, and CD-ROM. David has been a musician, scientist, editor, and

businessman. He holds degrees from the following universities: Drury, Emory, and Missouri State. David is Poet Laureate of Drury

editor, and businessman. He holds degrees from the following universities: Drury, Emory, and Missouri State. David is Poet Laureate of Drury University

David Harrison, one of Missouri’s favorite authors, has written over seventy books and numerous articles. His writing has been translated, anthologized, and presented on stage, television, radio, cassette, and CD-ROM. David has been a musician, scientist, editor, and businessman. He holds degrees from the following universities: Drury, Emory, and Missouri State. David is Poet Laureate of Drury University.

David Harrison, one of Missouri’s favorite authors, has written over seventy books and numerous articles. His writing has been translated, anthologized, and presented on stage, television, radio, cassette, and CD-ROM. David has been a musician, scientist, editor, and businessman. He holds degrees from the following universities: Drury, Emory, and Missouri State. David is Poet Laureate of Drury University.

David Harrison, one of Missouri’s favorite authors, has written over seventy books and numerous articles. His writing has been translated, anthologized, and presented on stage, television, radio, cassette, and CD-ROM. David has been a musician, scientist, editor, and businessman. He holds degrees from the following universities: Drury, Emory, and Missouri State. David is Poet Laureate of Drury University.

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WITH DAVID AND MARY JO AS THEY ROLLED OUT THEIR NEW BOOK AT THE 2017 NCET CONFERENCE IN ST LOUIS.

University. He recently released Before the First Draft: 7 Key Lessons for Getting Students Ready to Write , a book he coauthored with Dr. Mary Jo Fresh.