The Hochman Project promotes systematic, explicit teaching of expository writing skills. Each strategy is supported by replicated and validated research by well-respected researchers.
What's particular to the Hochman method is explicit instruction in sentence-level foundational strategies concurrently with paragraph and essay-level skills.
Great writers are masters of the sentence.
The strategies at the heart of this program are elegant and thus deceptively simple. The brilliance of the program is that these seemingly simple strategies target precisely those hinges of thinking that allow students to state complex relationships between ideas; that form the basis of more elaborated arguments; and that many of our nation's students do not know. Each strategy is high-leverage in that it develops and assesses content knowledge, written expression, oral expression and reading comprehension all at once!Find out how to bring the program to your school »