Expectations about student writing have changed dramatically in recent years. Most state standards now require teachers at almost all grade levels to ensure that students learn to write not just traditional narratives, but also informational and argumentative pieces. The standards, however, don’t explain how to reach those goals. Teachers and students need a roadmap, and that’s just what The Writing Revolution (TWR) – also known as the Hochman Method – provides.
While we need more research on how to teach writing effectively, the research that has been done supports TWR’s approach: deliberate practice of specific techniques, along with targeted feedback. TWR offers a clear, coherent method of instruction for any subject or grade level that turns struggling writers into strong communicators, deepens their understanding of content, and develops their analytical abilities.
The Writing Revolution’s method enables educators to teach writing skills and content simultaneously. There’s no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the strategies and activities to preexisting curriculum and weave them into their content instruction.
Read The Writing Revolution and learn how to help your students:
- Write with structure, clarity and coherence
- Uncover and address mistakes in interpretation
- Boost reading comprehension
- Improve organizational and study skills
- Enhance speaking abilities
- Develop analytical capabilities
The Writing Revolution will help you understand what the Hochman Method is all about and enable you to experiment by using the strategies and activities with your students. We have found that the best results are achieved when educators receive training and support focused on evidence-based practices for teaching writing. To learn more about our courses and school partnership opportunities, visit www.thewritingrevolution.org.
New York City Department of Education
This American Educator article by Dr. Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler includes an excerpt from the book.
This interview with Dr. Judith Hochman highlights the book.
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Listen as our founder, Judith C. Hochman, is interviewed on a recent podcast.