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Press Release for Monday, November 19, 2018

University of North Florida Camp Composition Aids Local School Students

Media Contact: Joanna Norris
Director of Public Relations
904) 620-2102

The College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida will host its annual Camp Composition, a writing camp to aid fourth- through 11th-graders to earn higher Florida Standards Assessments English language arts and writing scores, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning Saturday, Jan. 19, and running through Saturday, Feb. 23, in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, on the UNF campus.

 

Camp Composition will be led by local lead area teachers who specialize in writing instruction in grades four through 11. Fourth and fifth graders will work on opinion and informative/explanatory prompts, while students in sixth through 11th grades will work on argumentative and informative/explanatory prompts.

 

Mandatory camp orientation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Jan. 18, in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1100A, where the camp schedule and room assignments will be shared with participants; space is limited. Scholarships will be offered on a limited basis to students who attend a Title 1 school or are receiving free/reduced lunch. These students would attend at no cost; documentation is required. Students who are first-time attendees will be given preference.

 

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, register multiple siblings or apply for a UNF employee discount, a promotion code is required prior to registration. To receive a promotion code, contact Dr. Christine Weber, UNF professor in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL, at (904) 620-1754 or at cweber@unf.edu.

 

For more information about the camp and to register, visit the Camp Webpage.

 

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.

 

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