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Morehead Writing Project Offers Three Young Writers' Camps

Publication: Morehead Writing Project
Date: July 12, 2012

Summary: This summer the Morehead Writing Project (Kentucky) offered three summer writing camps for students to develop their nonfiction writing skills and to learn how to successfully utilize technology as part of the writing process.


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During June the Morehead Writing Project held three summer writing camps for kids. Global Graffiti: Writing for Change was held June 4-8 at Hannah McClure Elementary School in Clark County and McBrayer Elementary School in Rowan County as well as July 11-15 on the campus of Morehead State University.

Forty campers entering grades 4-8 were challenged to write about their world. They created ebooks and web pages while exploring and experimenting with language and technology. They pursued nonfiction topics ranging from animals to culture to activism and developed an increased awareness of the power of rhetoric to change the world. The June 4-8 camps used the RealeWriter software created by Mark Condon of Unite For Literacy to produce books which will be published electronically and made available to children around the world. The children in both camps had the opportunity to work with Condon during the camps. The June 11-15 camp included RealeWriter books but also published in other formats including blogs, wikis, and web pages.

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