2017 Invitational Summer Institute Blurring the Lines: Writing for Work and Play The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers ...
The KMWP announces our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest winners for 2016: Cassidy Ginn from Thomas Crossroads is our Elementary School winner for an essay about a trip to the beach and making “drip castles” for Oma. Teacher: Jodi Smith An excerpt from Cassidy’s submission: I wanted to see what the view from the […]
KMWP announces the 2016 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Writing Contest. Leslie Walker was a KMWP fellow who 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, we invite teachers to prompt their students to […]
June 25 was the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s (KMWP) annual awards banquet. We celebrated the KMWP fellows of our 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI), we honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we praised the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise […]
Monday, June 22, 2015 The morning began with breakfast and log from Nathan Edwards followed by writing into the day. With introduction from Nathan, Lyndsay Fleming presented our final demo presentation on inference through the use of writing maps in the social studies classroom. The demo provided fellows opportunities to explore objects in a bag […]
Monday morning, June 15th, began with Rob sharing alternative formats/structures for narrative reading for students. Fellows had an opportunity to peruse different titles including House of Leaves, S, and eBook, The Fifty Year Sword. The group wrote into the morning, eager for the opportunity, falling into the rhythm of ISI personal writing. Later we began the […]
After two days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) got fully underway on Monday, June 8. With an emphasis this year on place-based writing and finding inspiration in nature, co-director Kitty Drew and her colleague Mary Ann Stillerman got the fellows exploring KSU’s campus in order to write with a photographer’s eye. […]
There are some exciting events happening at the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project: the annual KMWP Awards banquet, Youth Writing Academy summer camps, reading groups, and, of course, the Invitational Summer Institute. KMWP Award nominations are open and online Youth Writing Academy has summer camp for 4th/5th graders Summer Reading Groups for local teachers Save the Date! […]
KMWP begins accepting submissions for the Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest on February 10th. The deadline is April 14th for student compositions in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Encourage promising writers with unique voice to write about place. Download the flyer and learn more on the Writing Contest page.
Every summer, educators attend the KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) to examine their practice and analyze research & theory related to the teaching of writing and its role in student learning. These teachers return to their classrooms as KMWP teacher leaders: models of effective disciplinary literacy instruction for their schools and districts. Through the KMWP […]