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2018 Youth Writing Academy Recap

For our elementary students during the Youth Writing Academy, we learned the true definition of a “memoir” and spent the week crafting our own. Like a true writer, we went through the stages of the writing process and started with a brainstorming activity where neighborhood maps were drawn and special places were annotated. Then, our […]

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2018 ISI – Final Week Recap

June 18 – 22, 2018      2018 ISI Photo Gallery Fellows shifted their writing and thinking from teacher as writer to teacher as instructor of writing during this final week of the summer institute. We were treated to creative morning logs to include a morning tea, a comic strip, found poetry and journey journal to wrap […]

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2018 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 11-15, 2018 Week 2 of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute was full of writing, discussion, and even a little drawing. After a few earlier gatherings, the group bonded easily and immediately started talking about future collaboration and forming a book club. They got to know each other even better during the days […]

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2018 ISI – Week 1 Recap

April 26 & 28, June 9, 2018 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute started off strong during their first few meetings on April 26th, April 28th, and June 9th. Past and present fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike got to know one another and explored what was to come in the next two weeks. […]

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2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards event. During our showcase, we recognized outstanding educators in the KMWP community who promoted literacy and leadership during the 2016-2017 academic year.  We also celebrated young authors for their winning compositions in the 2017 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest.  Attendees […]

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2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began the week by learning what a Memoir is and writing their very own “memoir” piece. After brainstorming important people, places, and events in their lives, they chose a specific memory to begin writing about and work on throughout the week. Each day we […]

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2017 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 19 – 23, 2017 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute charged ahead during the week of June 19. Fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike explored playful, engaging methods for teaching argument and grammar. The week began with presentations from Rob and Amanda Montgomery on using imagery to spur writing. Amanda presented a series […]

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2017 ISI – Week 1 Recap

June 12 – 16, 2017 After three days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2017 Summer Institute got fully underway on Monday, June 12. Co-directors Tommy Jolly, Amanda Montgomery, and Rob Montgomery led the 16 fellows in several first-day activities designed to both build community and facilitate thinking about approaches to narrative writing. First, Rob had the […]

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2016 NWP Annual Meeting

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project was excited to serve as the host site for this year’s National Writing Project Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Michelle Goodsite, Rob Montgomery, and Jennifer Dail attended the meeting and represented KMWP. They enjoyed the opportunity to explore connected learning and leadership by networking with colleagues as well as participating in discussion […]

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Kickoff Event – Second Saturday Series

On September 10, 2016, KMWP fellows and 3 guests attended a Great Grant Writing Workshop presented by our own Director, Jennifer Dail.  This was the first of our Second Saturday Series events for 2016-2017.  The participants got an opportunity to share ideas about grants which they would want to write for their schools.  Jennifer provided […]

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