Family Writing Project: Sanctuary and Source of Support is a very interesting article about joint parent/student writing projects The National Writing Project is supporting in Phoenix.
They’re doing it with English Language Learners and their families.
Here’s a short excerpt:
The initial idea for this program stemmed from Tracey’s belief that her second grade students, although placed in a sheltered ELL program, had incredible strengths as writers. She also knew they had supportive and engaged families who wanted to support their children as writers and readers, but needed a safe space, strategies, and invitations to write alongside their children.