Writing with Families

Reading Matters


Writing with Families
Author: Arthur Kelly
Pages: 144
Binding: Paperback
Item #: 9780929895666

Writing with Families is a step-by-step guide to building and leading a successful Family Scribe Group in your school. Family Writing Projects Creator Arthur Kelly shows teachers, administrators, and others who work with families how to foster community among students, schools, and parents by creating meaningful writing opportunities. And he should know he started the first Family Scribe Group at a diverse, mobile middle school in urban Las Vegas, where it continues to thrive and change the lives of all involved. One of the benefits of these groups is that they can and do work anywhere. Family Scribe Groups provide the time, space, and opportunity for parents to be directly involved in their children s learning. By writing about the topics relevant to their lives, students and families learn about each other and take pride in their community. Parents and children are excited to come together, and teachers and facilitators become energized about positively impacting their communities. All participants are inspired to share their experiences and write week after week. Writing with Families includes project lesson plans, activities, writing samples, and all the tried-and-tested information facilitators need to connect the classroom to the home, empower students and families, and create confident writers.