Thursday, June 26, 2008

Family Writing Project

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

Topic: Family Writing Project

Title: “The Family Writing Project: Creating Space for Sustaining Teacher Identity.” M. McKinney, S Lasley and R. Holmes-Gull. English Journal (May 2008), 52-59. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The audience for the journal is secondary schools

Summary: Once a week families—parents, children, relatives—get together to write, using a variety of writing modes. Sets up a helpful relationship between family, students and teachers.

Comment: I’ve heard of family reading nights, but never family writing nights. Why not? Another one of those “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?" ideas. RayS.

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