Press Release for Monday, November 15, 2010

Camp Composition Florida Writes Aids Local School Students

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 



 The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services will host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!, a writing camp to aid fourth through eighth graders to become better FCAT and lifelong writers, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 22, and running through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 1100A on the UNF campus. 



The writing camp schedule is as follows:  


  • Week 1, Saturday, Jan. 22: Writing Prompts for FCAT and for Life  
  • Week 2, Saturday, Jan. 29: Prewriting Strategies 
  • Week 3, Saturday, Feb. 5: Drafting Strategies  
  • Week 4, Saturday, Feb. 12: Revising Strategies  
  • Week 5, Saturday, Feb. 19: Editing Strategies 
  • Week 6, Saturday, Feb. 26: Writing Celebration 

 Camp Composition: Florida Writes! will be led by area teachers who specialize in writing instruction in grades four through eight. Teachers will work with specific writing teams and will provide weekly feedback to each individual student.  


Students will also be taught stress-reduction strategies by an expert. Additionally, concurrent, writing strategy-infused sessions for parents will be offered at the beginning and end of the camp series on how they can help their children be better FCAT and lifelong writers. 


 A completed form and registration fee of $240 is required by Saturday, Dec. 20. Partial or full funding may be available, if grant monies are received. There is limited space and a healthy snack will be provided. 


 For more information, contact Dr. Christine L. Weber at (904) 620-1754 or or Dr. Katie Monnin, at (904) 620-4358 or