A writing camp to help your 4th-10th grade student be a better writer.
Registrations no longer being accepted for any age group.
The camp is offered for six continuous Saturdays from 9:00a.m. to Noon, leading up to the Florida Writes exam.
It is held at the UNF College of Education and Human Services (Building 57, Room 2503)
The dates for the 2013
writing camp are:
Students attending a Title 1 school or qualify
for free or reduced lunch may apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of
registration. Reduced registration fees are also available for siblings.
Camp Composition Brochure
Overview for Parents Presentation
Week 1: Writing Prompts for FCAT and for Life
Week 1 will introduce 4th-10th grade students to writing prompts that promote stronger FCAT and lifelong skills. Further, students will be asked to write a diagnostic essay, which will help local lead area teachers better place students into individualized writing teams. The first week will also offer parents a concurrent, writing strategy-infused session on how they too can help their students be better FCAT and lifelong writers.Week 2: Prewriting Strategies
Students will begin week 2 by receiving feedback on their first diagnostic writing prompt. As a result of their diagnostic writing, students will then be placed into writing teams led by local lead area teachers. With their assigned local lead area teacher and new team members, this second week will focus on prewriting strategies. At the end of this session, students will write another writing prompt.Week 3: Drafting Strategies
Students will start week 3 by rejoining their writing teams and local lead area teachers. Lead area teachers will begin this week once again by offering students feedback on their writing prompts from the previous week. Once this feedback has been discussed, teams will use week 3 to focus specifically on lifelong drafting strategies. Students will again end their day by writing another FCAT and/or lifelong writing prompt.Week 4: Revising Strategies
After they receive feedback from last week’s writing prompt, students will again meet in their writing teams with their local lead area teacher. This week’s FCAT and lifelong writing focus will on revising strategies. Students will end week 4 by writing to another FCAT and/or lifelong writing prompt.Week 5: Editing Strategies
Students will begin week 5 with feedback from week 4’s writing prompt. Following this feedbacks’ discussion, students and local lead area teachers will then focus on editing strategies. Week 5 will end by asking students to write another FCAT and/or lifelong writing prompt.Week 6: Writing Celebration!
The final week of Camp Composition; Florida Writes! will end with a Writing Celebration!, where students will not only receive feedback on last week’s writing prompt, but also celebrate their new understandings about being strong FCAT: Florida Writes! and stronger lifelong writers.Sign up for individual conferences with teachers from 12:00-12:30 during weeks 2-6.
Local Lead Area TeachersCamp Composition: Florida Writes! will be led by local lead area teachers who specialize in writing instruction in grades 4 through 10. These local lead area teachers will work with specific writing teams, and will provide weekly feedback to each individual student. Stress reduction strategies will also be taught to students by an expert.
Dr. Christine Weber in the Department of
Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL at the University of North Florida.
Christine L. Weber, Ph.D.(904) firstname.lastname@example.org
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