The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades
"HELP! My Students Can't Write!"
Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It.
The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by...more
Turns out, yes and no. Yes to the formulas and no to the militaristic excess. To her credit, author Judith C. Hochman all but acknowledges her writing formulas as training wheels that can and should come off as soon as a student learns to swim in the Sea of Syntax. All good. And ...more
The revolutionary part is that writing instruction happens at all levels (sentence to paragraph), at all grades, and in all subjects. Usually the writing-across-content-areas ideas I hear for ...more
The layout and organization of the book is not perfect. I started making lists of activities because ...more
Main bits in ch 1-2
- fragments or sentences (29)
- unscrambling sentences (31-
- conjunctions: because, but, so (40-43)
- **subordinating conjunctions: before, after, if, when, even though, although, since, while, unless, whenever (43-46)
- appositives (46-49)
- ** sentence combining (49-
I'm an avid supporter of these methods and Hochman's approach to writing instruction, so my review doesn't reflect my belief in the efficacy of these methods. I wish every teacher were well-versed and trained in these methods, and I'm glad that Hochman finally put out something more readable and applicable than the handbook that has traditionally been handed out ...more
The Writing Revolution is a worthwhile read, but its contents and methodologies can seem a little rigid and overwhelming at times.
The Writing Revolution is a worthwhile read, so grab yourself a copy and take it slow.
As you can tell, Hochman's Because, But, So activity stuck with me. There a lot of great, easy to use grammar in context ...more