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Ep. 117: The Writing Revolution with Authors Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler
The Writing Revolution authors, Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler, share a 'revolutionary' approach to writing. The best part: It begins at the sentence level AND content knowledge drives the rigor. Moreover, there is an overlap in reading, writing, and critical thinking.
What are the principles of The Writing Revolution? There are six:
- Students need explicit instruction in writing, beginning in the early elementary grades.
- Sentences are the building blocks of all writing.
- When embedded in the content of the curriculum, writing instruction is a powerful teaching tool.
- The content of the curriculum drives the rigor of the writing activities.
- Grammar is best taught in the context of student writing.
- The two most important phases of the writing process are planning and revising.
- The Writing Revolution, Not for Profit
- The Writing Revolution, The Atlantic, October 2012
- Writing and cognitive load theory, Natalie Wexler
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