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07.06.17 John Costello’s New Art of the Sentence Insights

Yesterday I shared Maggie Johnson’s thoughts about a great bit of writing instruction in Gabby Woolf’s classroom.  The connection to the amazing sentence-development work of Judith Hochman also struck my colleague John Costello. He reflects further on it in this guest post: Here at TLaC towers we love observing teachers who focus on sentence-craft to build…

08.15.14 Judith Hochman on Editing versus Revising

Had the pleasure, Monday, of meeting with Judith Hochman, whose Hochman Writing Method has been profiled extensively (for example here) for its remarkable results.  By the end of our meeting, my notebook was full of double-underlined insights describing tools for teaching writing better and the nature of the connection between writing and reading.  But I keep…