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.
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