ERIC Number: ED461111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Parents as Writing Partners. Teaching Ideas and Topics.
Hanson, Anne M.
For one educator, "Parents as Writing Partners" has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her teaching career. Her seventh-grade students got closer to their parents' thoughts and feelings through encouragement to reinforce their writing, conferring, and editing skills. When parents are asked to share in an assignment, they get closer to their children's learning. Once a teacher is confident that students understand the writing process, he or she can send home a letter inviting parents to join the workshop. Students should be given guidelines for their role as teachers-facilitators. Parents and siblings are invited to an "Authors' Day" at the end of each quarter for sharing favorite works. By inviting parents to join in the writing process, students nurture their understanding of the process and their relationships with their parents. (Contains two figures which illustrate the letters sent to parents.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Excerpted from "Notes Plus" (October 1994), published by NCTE.