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Secondary ELA Book Study – The Writing Revolution

June 2, 2022

Text: The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades by Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler

To order: https://www.thewritingrevolution.org/buy-the-book/

This powerful book explores: 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 can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension, Improve organizational and study skills, Enhance speaking abilities, and Develop analytical capabilities. The Writing Revolution 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.

Participants must register for each week’s session individually. All participants who register in EMS, read their chapter, and attend the book study will be given 2-hours PD credit. Certificates will be in EMS and no record of attendance will be emailed.

Zoom link will be individually emailed to registrants the day of the webinar. Registration closes at 10 AM on Thursdays.

Dates/Chapters:

  • 6/2 Chapters 1 & 2 – Sentences and Note-Taking
  • 6/9 Chapters 3-5 Paragraphs, Planning, and Revising
  • 6/16 Chapters 6 & 7 Summarizing and Essays
  • 6/23 Chapter 8 Opinion and Argumentative Writing
  • 6/30 Chapter 9 & 10 Assessing Writing and Putting It All Into Practice
  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Department of Education.
  • Contact Name: Lauren Spenceley
  • Email Address: Lauren.Spenceley@azed.gov