Twice-a-Week Writing

Teach students how to write like J. K. Rowling, Jack London, John Steinbeck, and Tara Westover

Under 8 minutes, twice a week,  for 12 weeks

Examples from real authors our simple numbering system = magic

For example:

Here's J. K. Rowling

And Jack London

John Steinbeck

And here's Tara Westover

 


How does all this work?

Each week for twelve weeks, we will send you two short videos that present sentences written by professional authors, along with commentary about the sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and content. Your students can then use those sentences as models in their next writing assignment!

When you register, the first two videos will be immediately available, with each subsequent pair of videos available at 7-day intervals. Thus, if you register on a Tuesday, each pair of videos will become available to you on a Tuesday. Many teachers register late in the week, so that they will be able to review the lessons and plan for the following week. We recommend introducing the two videos on separate days, to allow focused discussion and practice. 

When your school has a vacation, holidays, or special events on the calendar, the lessons will still be delivered and waiting for you when you return. Thus the 24 lessons might spread over more than 12 weeks. We suggest planning ahead. 

If you are using Google Classroom, the extension Share to Classroom is perfect for sending the lesson to all your students in a class at once. Students may also register for the course on their own, depending on your school policies.

And as you might have guessed, Twice-a-Week Writing is especially useful for blended classrooms. The students learn the concepts at home, with a chance to review as needed, take notes, work on an assignment, and share through collaboration with fellow students and the teacher. Classroom time is then for discussion, clarification, sharing, and critiquing. In just a few minutes, twice a week, students will gain a new confidence and a new power over their writing, ready to write their next short story, narrative essay, or college application.



Really teach writing

These 24 short videos will change the way your students write forever. Inspired by Khan Academy and the recent research into blended learning, the Twice a Week Writing program is helping to define the 21st century classroom.
teacher + 2 students

Author photos

J. K. Rowling — 
© www.economictimes.indiatimes.com
 Jack London — public domain
John Steinbeck — © Mads Madsen Tara Westover — © Antonio Zazueta Olmos

Teach students how to write like J. K. Rowling, Jack London, John Steinbeck, and Tara Westover

Under 8 minutes, twice a week,  for 12 weeks

Examples from real authors our simple numbering system = magic

For example:

Here's J. K. Rowling

And Jack London

John Steinbeck

And here's Tara Westover

 



How does all this work?
Each week for twelve weeks, we will send you two short videos that present sentences written by professional authors, along with commentary about the sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and content. Your students can then use those sentences as models in their next writing assignment!

When you register, the first two videos will be immediately available, with each subsequent pair of videos available at 7-day intervals. Thus, if you register on a Tuesday, each pair of videos will become available to you on a Tuesday. Many teachers register late in the week, so that they will be able to review the lessons and plan for the following week. We recommend introducing the two videos on separate days, to allow focused discussion and practice.

When your school has a vacation, holidays, or special events on the calendar, the lessons will still be delivered and waiting for you when you return. Thus the 24 lessons might spread over more than 12 weeks. We suggest planning ahead.


If you are using Google Classroom, the extension Share to Classroom is perfect for sending the lesson to all your students in a class at once. Students may also register for the course on their own, depending on your school policies.

And as you might have guessed, Twice a Week Writing is especially useful for blended classrooms. The students learn the concepts at home, with a chance to review as needed, take notes, work on an assignment, and share through collaboration with fellow students and the teacher. Classroom time is then for discussion, clarification, sharing, and critiquing. In just a few minutes, twice a week, students will gain a new confidence and a new power over their writing, ready to write their next short story, narrative essay, or college application.