Building writing communities and partnering with families: Multiple perspectives from a writing practicum

Cheryl Dozier, Julie Smit

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Abstract

Purpose – This chapter outlines a six-week graduate level writing practicum that fosters collaboration among teachers, elementary school writers, and families. Design – Through the voices of teachers, students, and families, the authors describe a newly developed writing practicum where teachers engage in the writing process to build communities of writers and develop partnerships with families. Practical implications – Teacher educators can use the practices presented in this chapter as a springboard to create their own school-based writing practicum. Originality/value – This approach to teacher education values communities of writers and family partnerships to build on student writers’ strengths and interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-179
Number of pages19
JournalLiteracy Research, Practice and Evaluation
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2013

Keywords

  • Family partnerships
  • Teacher preparation
  • Writing communities

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