2017 Invitational Summer Institute

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 ...

Second Saturday Series

KMWP is pleased to announce our Second Saturday Series beginning on September 10. Join us and your fellow educators for an informational morning of fun, camaraderie, and professional development. Come ...

2016 Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration is now open at the Youth Writing Academy web ...

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2016 KMWP Awards Banquet

On August 25, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual ...

2016 Youth Writing Academy

In the Young Authors Camp for Elementary School Students, we shared about ...

KMWP Strategic Planning Meeting

This is an exciting time for KMWP! On Thursday, June 2 and ...

2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

KMWP hosted its 2016 Literacy Conference, “Place, Play, and the Power of ...

The 25th Annual KSU Conference On Literature For Children And Young Adults

KMWP Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Winners Announced

We had an incredible response to the annual Leslie Walker Writers of ...

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KMWP Announces Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Winners for 2016

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 […]

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Leslie’s Legacy: Writing About Place

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 […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

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2015 Awards Banquet

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 […]

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2015 ISI – Week 3 Recap

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 […]

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2015 ISI – Week 2 Recap

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 […]

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2015 ISI – Week 1 Recap

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. […]

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News from the Mountain

  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! […]

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2015 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

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.

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2015 ISI – Back to our Roots

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 […]

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