Advancing Thinking Through Writing

Read TWR's statement on racial justice and equity in education here.

Our Mission

The Writing Revolution transforms instruction across the curriculum through a proven, coherent method that enables all students, and especially those from low-income families, to develop the literacy and critical thinking skills they need to engage productively in society. We train and support teachers and school leaders in implementing the Hochman Method, an explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching writing. Our approach builds from sentences to compositions and is embedded in curriculum across all content areas and grade levels.

Our Vision

The Writing Revolution envisions a day when all students acquire well-developed writing skills and the ability to think critically so that they have the opportunity to succeed.

"We aimed to teach the carpentry of writing—the ability to craft clear, complete sentences; to build coherent, organized paragraphs; to assemble logical, cohesive essays grounded in relevant evidence from complex texts. After implementing The Writing Revolution we have proven what is possible when teachers provide students with the right tools—chisels to carve complex thoughts; hammers and nails that assemble sentences into logical paragraphs. Such carpentry will surely propel them to a level of communication capable of active engagement in our democracy."

Jessica Matthews-Meth, Instructional Coach, Truesdell Educational Campus, Washington, DC