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The Writing Revolution : Judith Hochman / Natalie Wexler 9781119364917

RM 135.00

TITLE : The Writing Revolution : A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades - Judith Hochman / Natalie Wexler

ISBN13 : 9781119364917

PUBLISHER : JOHN WILEY Jossey- Bass (2017)


PAGES : 304 Color Pages

"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 focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback.

Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps:

Boost reading comprehension

Improve organizational and study skills

Enhance speaking abilities

Develop analytical capabilities

TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction.

But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content.

 Table of contents 

Chapter 1. Sentences: The Basic Building Blocks of Writing 
Chapter 2. Sentence-Expansion and Note-Taking: Getting Students to Process What They ve Read 
Chapter 3. One Step at a Time: Why Students Need to Plan Before They Write Chapter 4. First Steps in Planning: The Single-Paragraph Outline 
Chapter 5. Putting Flesh on the Bones: Revising an Outline into a Paragraph Chapter 6. Summarizing: Mining Texts for The Essentials 
Chapter 7. Moving on to Compositions: The Multiple Paragraph Outline Chapter 8. Take a Stand: Writing Opinion, Pro/Con, and Argumentative Essays Chapter 9. A Gauge and a Guide: Assessing Students Writing 
Chapter 10. Putting the Revolution Into Practice: Combining Our Sequence With Your Judgment 
A. Expository-Writing Terms 
B. Symbols and Abbreviations for Outlining 
C. The Listening Evaluation Checklist 
D. Proofreading Symbols 
E. The Revise and Edit Checklist 
F. Research Plan Time Sequence Sheet 
G. Diagnostic Rubric Models 
H. Writing Evaluation Checklist 
I. Free Writing Rubric 
J. Sample Pacing Guide, Grade 3 
K. Sample Pacing Guide, Grades 7 8 
Glossary References Index