The following is reprinted from Cathy Fleischer’s Reading and Writing and Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy. Urbana: NCTE, 2010:
> Model writing in your home.
> Write with your teen.
> Write to your teen.
> Encourage your teen to write to you.
> Help your teen find outlets and audiences for writing.
> Recognize that writing can find many forms and encourage your teen to try multiple kinds of writing.
> Create family traditions that include writing.
> Play teen word games, for example, create six-word memoirs that capture a moment in her life.
Comment: Interesting ideas for involving your teens in writing at home. The author gives extensive examples for each activity. My job as a blogger is to give my readers the essential idea. If interested, my readers should purchase the journal or the article. RayS.
Title: “Inviting Parents In” Expanding Our Community Base to Support Writing.” C Fleischer and KC Pavlock. English Journal (March 2012), 29-36.