ERIC Number: EJ1086152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Partnering with Parents in the Writing Classroom
Zurcher, Melinda A.
Reading Teacher, v69 n4 p367-376 Jan-Feb 2016
Writing is a complex act that requires students' concentrated time and effort to master--time and effort that teachers strain to find in a crowded curriculum. Despite this struggle to prioritize writing, students in the 21st century need writing skills to participate in the workplace, academia, economy, and democracy. If writing skills really are this essential, teachers and administrators must seek creative solutions to find time to develop students into effective writers. Overlooked resources to address this problem of instructional time for writing are students' parents and families. By enlisting the help of parents, teachers might acquire the time and resources needed to effectively teach writing. Teachers can partner with parents by asking parents to respond to writing, creating family writing projects, encouraging parents to serve as writing role models, inviting parents to volunteer in the Writing Workshop, and supporting parents as they create their own writing experiences at home.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Classroom Environment, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Parents as Teachers, Educational Strategies
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