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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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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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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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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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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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2016 KMWP Awards Banquet

On August 25, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards banquet. We honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we celebrated the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise awards. KMWP presents three awards to individuals who contribute to […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

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