TWR management, Drs. Toni Ann Vroom and Dina Zoleofind a resonant and personal connection to the month.
“Writing about the accomplishments of women is an important way for students to better understand our collective history,” says Dr. Toni Ann Vroomco-executive director of TWR.
“We are thrilled to offer free writing materials that recognize and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women in all aspects of society,” adds Dr. Dina Zoleothe other co-executive director of TWR.
TWR’s free resources page contains classroom activities, teacher pacing guides, assessment tools, and customizable templates.
All resources are available online, seven days a week. New visitors to the website may be asked to register before browsing and downloading the resources.
TWR has made some of its extensive library of paid resources free to the public since March 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of public schools. The overwhelmingly positive response from educators around the world has prompted TWR to make the free resources permanently available, while strengthening its paid subscription service offerings. During the same period, TWR shifted its method of delivering in-person writing instructions to online.
About the writing revolution
Founded by dr. Judith C. Hochman and based at New York CityThe mission of The Writing Revolution is to enable students, especially those from historically marginalized communities, to develop writing skills, as well as the ability to read and think critically, so that they have a better chance of succeed in school, at work and in life.
TWR trains and supports teachers and school leaders in implementing the Hochman Method, an explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching explanatory writing. The method moves from sentences to compositions and is integrated into curricula across all content areas and grade levels, providing a cohesive learning experience for children. The organization believes that improving writing skills contributes to improved overall academic performance and will position students with stronger personal skill sets that can help close the social inequality gap. TWR has positioned handwriting instruction as a solution to help address student learning loss that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published in 2017, the book, The Writing Revolution: A Guide To Advancing Thinking Through Writing In All Subjects and Grades, was co-authored by Dr Hochman and Nathalie Wexler. A bestseller within the educator community, The Writing Revolution has been sold in all 50 U.S. states, 36 countries, and more than 1,000 colleges and universities.
Through courses, workshops and webinars, TWR’s training footprint expands across North America and 17 other countries. While TWR’s book and courses are available for purchase by any educator, school, district, and community member, the organization focuses its partnership work on educational institutions located in historically marginalized neighborhoods.
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