When I was teaching, I wanted parents to know how to support the work that we were doing in the classroom. Perhaps most importantly, I wanted to be sure that what students were told about their writing at home was consistent with what I taught in the classroom. So with that in mind, I've assembled an article that you can share with families: "5 Things Writing Workshop Teachers Want Parents to Know."
Duggan, Libby. “5 Things Writing Workshop Teachers Want Parents to Know.” Indiana Partnership for Young Writers, 2012. Available from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/iypw_articles/16