Press Release for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Camp Composition Florida Writes! Aids Local School Students

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102


The College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida will host its second annual Camp Composition: Florida Writes!, a writing camp to aid fourth- through 10th-graders to become better FCAT and lifelong writers, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, and running through Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 2503, on the UNF campus.


The writing camp schedule is as follows: 

  • Week 1, Saturday, Jan. 21: Writing Prompts for FCAT and for Life
  • Week 2, Saturday, Jan. 28: Prewriting Strategies
  • Week 3, Saturday, Feb. 4: Drafting Strategies
  • Week 4, Saturday, Feb. 11: Revising Strategies
  • Week 5, Saturday, Feb. 18: Editing Strategies
  • Week 6, Saturday, Feb. 25: Writing Celebration

Camp Composition: Florida Writes! will be led by local lead area teachers who specialize in writing instruction in grades four through 10. 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.

A completed form and registration fee of $240 is required; space is limited. Scholarships may be offered to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch and attend Title 1 schools. A reduced fee is available for siblings. A healthy snack will be provided.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Christine L. Weber at (904) 620-1754 or or Dr. Katie Monnin at (904) 620-4358 or , faculty members in the Department of Childhood Education at UNF.