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Student Writing


Teachers can receive CPE inservice hours while their FourthSeventh ,  Ninth or Tenth Grade students benefit from participating in STAAR Writing CAMPS! We UPDATE our Writing Academy STUDENT CAMPS every year!!!! Do you want to prepare your students for the STAAR Test and create life-time readers and writers? There is no better way to model reading and writing concepts than with The Writing Academy’s hands-on, interactive student CAMPs! Students will create materials, play educational games, participate in activities, and enjoy whole- group pep rallies that will get them excited about learning. We bring everything your students need. The entire camp will be so engaging, students will wish it didn’t have to end! Participants will walk away with materials and their own manipulatives to utilize in the classroom. Student camps are also a great opportunity for your teachers to experience concepts they have seen within The Writing Academy curriculum modeled with their students. We completely fill up every season so please call and set up your CAMPs now! Just-In-Time STAAR EXPOSITORY Student Writing CAMP (Tailored to each of the following grade levels:  4, 7, 9) The Just-In-Time CAMP is designed to teach your students strategies for writing expository essays that will result in higher scores on the STAAR test. As a result, they will walk away as better, life-long writers! Games and activities will zero in on brainstorming, narrowing down brainstormed ideas, effective development, interesting and clear introductions, and by popular demand, a large section on high-scoring conclusions. Persuasive STAAR Student Writing CAMP (Tailored to each of the following grade levels:  10 th ) In the Persuasive CAMP, through hands-on games and activities, your students will dive into introductions, how to develop a lead and a position statement, the understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos, creating an argument that persuades your audience, developing arguments, conclusions, creating a well-organized composition, and real student examples. Editing STAAR Student Writing CAMP (Tailored to each of the following grade levels: 4 th , 7 th ) As your students explore the world of editing, they will leave with a better understanding of grammar rules, review spelling, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and commas, experience editing in a BIG, hands-on way, and walk away with real-life test strategies. Revising STAAR Student Writing CAMP (Tailored to each of the following grade levels: 4 th , 7 th ) In the Revising CAMP, your students will leave with a better understanding of subject/verb agreement, experience comma rules and usage in a whole body manner, dive into conjunctions, learn more about compound sentences, and practice strategies in a STAAR test question format. Short Answer Response STAAR Student Writing CAMP (Tailored to each of the following grade levels: 9 th , 10 th ) Within the Short Answer Response CAMP, your students will have a better understanding of how to analyze what they read, learn to respond to a question within a single and a dual selection, understand that responses must provide an answer, an explanation, and proof, learn how to gather textual evidence, and experience real student examples. Just-In-Time Tap & Think Reading, Day 1 & 2 STAAR Student Reading CAMP (Available for the following grade levels: 3-5, 6-8) While the Fall Tap and Think Reading takes students through the effective process of scrolling, the Just-in-Time Tap and Think Reading teaches students how to apply scrolling in a testing situation. Through games and activities, it addresses comprehension as well as all of the important nuances of reading that are on the STAAR test. Students will analyze reading passages and test type questions using the strategies that they learned during the CAMP. Teachers will walk away with follow up material to utilize in the classroom.
Expository Writing Workshop (Grades 4 th  & 7 th ) After completing the Expository Writing Camp, your students can participate in the Expository Writing Workshop! This is a student-centered workshop that takes students through the process of writing an expository essay from introduction to conclusion. Students will use the materials they created in the first student CAMP. Each student will leave with a better understanding of how to compose a composition from prompt to product. . SCHEDULE YOUR READING CAMP, WRITING CAMP, or EXPOSITORY WORKSHOP TODAY! Spaces fill up quickly, so be sure to schedule a camp for your students as soon as possible. To schedule a camp, please email Rylie at rylie@twa.net, or Kelley at kelley@twa.net. You can also call The Writing Academy at (281)549-4466.
View an example of one of our Student Writing CAMPS courtesy of Ferris ISD