High-quality writing instruction needs to permeate elementary students’ in- and outside-of-school experiences. The aim of this research was to explore how teaching writing to parents may support home-school literacy connections. This qualitative case study explored parents’ experiences in interactive writing sessions. The descriptive coding and constant comparative analysis of transcribed parent writing sessions, field notes, and documents revealed three themes: (1) Writing Tips and Strategies, (2) Parent-Writers, and (3) Story Connections. The parent writing sessions facilitated parents’ understanding of how to support their elementary-age children’s writing development. Parents demonstrated a desire to support their children’s writing development, and they needed strategies to understand how to help. Parents applied suggestions as writers to support their children’s writing development at home. Collaborating with the children’s parents helped increase the likelihood the writing strategies gleaned from the writing clinic would be used within the children’s homes.
DeFauw, D. L. (2017). Writing with Parents in Response to Picture Book Read Alouds. Reading Horizons, 56 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol56/iss2/3