We train and support teachers and school leaders in implementing the Hochman Method©, an explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching expository writing.
Students universally struggle with poor writing. Overall, only 27 percent of students in both grades tested scored at or above the proficient level in 2011. The data also reveal some persistent achievement gaps. For instance, at the 12th-grade level, 9 percent of Black students and 12 percent of Latinx scored proficient or above, compared with 34 percent of white students.
Less than 30 percent of students are proficient in writing
The COVID-19 pandemic-driven learning loss has affected virtually all students and caused students of color and students from low-income families to fall even further behind
71 percent of teachers indicate that they receive minimal to no preparation to teach writing
Writing can impose an overwhelmingly cognitive burden
The method builds from sentences to compositions and is embedded in curricula across all content areas and grade levels. Schools and districts report that implementation brings consistency. The Hochman Method strategies can be used in all grades and subject areas, allowing schools and districts to implement a common, coherent approach to writing instruction.
Introductory courses introduce educators to the Hochman Method, an explicit set of sequenced strategies for teaching expository writing that can be used in any grade or subject.Learn more
Workshops deepen educators' understanding of the Hochman Method and provide best practices and strategies for classroom, school-wide, and district-wide implementation. An introductory course is a prerequisite for all workshops.Learn more
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