National Writing Project

Family Academic Literacy Projects: Live from Design Institute

Date: July 24, 2014

Summary: Recorded live from the Family Academic Literacy Project Design Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, listen to Writing Project colleagues discuss ideas and plans for improving young English Learners' academic literacy learning through the development of family academic literacy projects.


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Andrea Katz, on family knowledge:

First and foremost, our families are our teachers. From the moment we come into this world, we learn about life from those that surround us. Eventually we move on from our homes and venture into the world of school and beyond. We surround ourselves with teachers, wherever, and whenever we walk."

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