The Family Voices Program:
What it is:
Asheville Writers in the Schools has developed a family literacy program based on successful models researched and implemented by the National Writing Project, including a writer-in-residency component. NWP family writing project findings suggest:
During the school day, a writer-in-residence component ( one hour/ per week/per class) will provide the opportunity for students and teachers to experience new perspectives and ideas for practicing the writing craft and increase the time each student has to receive feedback and guidance.
The writer and teacher will collaborate on planning and on teaching—making connections between what happens during the school writing time and the family writing time.
The writer-in-residence visits each classroom once a week for 12-16 weeks.
The family program time totals 6-10 workshops, facilitated by the writer(s)-in-residence, at a program site most convenient and conducive to participation.
Families, students and teachers all attend as participants.
During the family program time, we work with the school and its community to make sure that there are no obstacles for family participation.
Family Voices Project