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Summer 2020 Online Workshops for Teachers

The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project is providing online workshops in July for teachers on practical instructional strategies in any of the areas of literacy as we move into a new academic year. Each workshop is one-hour in duration. KMWP will provide the platform and support for facilitating the workshops after you have registered. Register for […]

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2020 Winners – Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

Leslie Walker strived to create community in her classroom through writing about place. This ongoing effort was realized through her dedication to teaching writing to her students. To continue Leslie’s work, students experiment with writing about a specific place, which may be factual, imagined, or a combination of both. We received many outstanding essays this […]

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UPDATE: 2020 Youth Writing Academy

The Youth Writing Academies (scheduled for June 15-19, 2020) take place on the Kennesaw State University campus. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kennesaw State University has made the decision that all summer events either need to occur remotely or be cancelled. In order to comply with the university’s current decisions, KMWP has cancelled the […]

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2019 Invitational Summer Institute – June 2019 Recap

Monday, June 10, 2019: Amanda Montgomery came and did several presentations throughout the day. The first presentation was about incorporating comics and graphic novels in the classroom. She created a comic book day like a convention for the 4th and 5th grade classes at her school. We were given blank comic strips and had to […]

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2019 Youth Writing Academy Recap

Our youngest writers immersed themselves in storytelling this week. Whether they were creating stories from “snowballs,” crime puzzles, tic-tac-toe games, mystery puzzles, or their own imaginations, they worked to use specific and descriptive words, dialogue, and sequence phrases to tell an engaging story. To further emphasize the order and plot, the students were challenged to […]

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2019 Winners-Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

Leslie Walker strived to create community in her classroom through writing about place. This ongoing effort was realized through her dedication to teaching writing to her students. To continue Leslie’s work, students experiment with writing about a specific place, which may be factual, imagined, or a combination of both. We received many outstanding essays this […]

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2019 Reading Institute: June 10-13, 2019

Join your fellow educators for Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s second annual Reading Institute the week of June 10, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm!  Register now!

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KMWP Teacher Leaders

Meet our KMWP teacher leaders and learn how KMWP has positively influenced their teaching.

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2020 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

We will be accepting entries beginning on December 3rd for the Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest!  Please visit our contest webpage for details and specific contest requirements.

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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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