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What is YAWP?
A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of creative writing. Because of current health conditions, our camps will all be offered in an online workshop format this summer!
What do camps look like? Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere where they can share works in progress. YAWP sessions engage young writers in crafting a variety of forms based on the theme and focus of the camp. The creative writing camps, for example focus on writing such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science, craft secrets, and daily writing workshops. Students will also learn from a published young adult author. Each camper will share a final piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.
Where are camps located? All YAWP camps are located online using Google Classroom. Each camper will receive a link with curriculum, resources, writing spaces, and avenues to receive and give feedback. The camp will meet each morning online in a shared time-slot (these will vary depending on grade level) and there will be daily writing extensions, projects, and ways to connect with peers.
What grade levels do we serve? Each camp is uniquely designed to fit the needs of specific age/grade levels. We offer Early Literacy camps for young children (ages 4-6) and their families. And students entering grades 2-12 in fall 2020.
Who are the writing instructors? All writing instructors are trained Central Arizona Writing Project Teacher Consultants who have completed CAWP’s Invitational Summer Institute or training from the National Writing Project in teaching composition. All K-12 YAWP teachers are certified to teach in the state of Arizona. All YAWP teachers continually implement writing in their personal and professional lives.
When is YAWP? YAWP will be held from 9:00am -12:00pm, Monday through Friday for two weeks (see below for selections). Part of this time will be online with the whole group and the other parts will be projects to work on at home online during the day/evening depending on what works best for each participant.
Session A June 1-12, 2020 AND Session B June 15-26, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday,May 15, 2020 by 5pm
YAWP Orientation: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, online orientation by Individual Instructors.
Cost: Tuition for each YAWP two-week session is $250 if paid by May 20th and $300 after that date. We only accept cash, check/money order made payable to ‘Arizona State University.’ There are no refunds. The Early Literacy fee is $50.00 only for this class.
You may email a completed Registration form or Questions to:
Tina.Norgren@asu.edu or call 480-353-9233
Completed registration forms and payment can be mailed to:
ATT: Tina Norgren
132 E. Palomino Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284
**Please note: Checks received will not be cashed until after the online YAWP Orientation on May 20**
MENU OF ONLINE CAMP OFFERINGS SUMMER 2020
Early Literacy for Ages 4-6 and their Family (Session A or B): The YAWP family literacy camp is intended for children ages 3-6 and their parents/caregivers. The camp will provide opportunities through learning, creativity, and play for literacy skill-building in children and their families. Parent/caregiver participation is a vital part of this fun and engaging opportunity for learning and growing as a family. The fee is $50.00 for this class only. THIS CLASS IS FULL
Grades 2-3 Creative Writing (Session A and Session B - BOTH ARE FULL): These camp sessions offer opportunities for students to spend each morning immersed in writing multiple creative genres such as poems, autobiographical sketches, short stories, plays, and memoirs. *Please note: because of the online format of this workshop and the age group, we strongly encourage participants who are enthusiastic and engaged writers already. This is not a workshop for reluctant writers unless there is a great deal of parent involvement and support during the online meetings.
Grades 4-5 Young Writers Explore Creative Writing (Session A Only): THIS CLASS IS FULL
This 10 day program provides an opportunity for 4th and 5th-grade writers to explore different genres of creative writing. This includes Fantasy, Crime, Horror/Thriller, Poetry, Storybook Writing, Adventure, Western and so many more! We will look at these different writing styles and find ways to incorporate them into our own world, with potentially some at-home projects to make the stories come to life! We'll share ideas and respond to each other's work as we polish our writing for an anthology.
Grades 4-5 Young Writers Explore Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Session B Only): THIS CLASS IS FULL
This 10-day program provides an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade writers will explore fantasy and sci-fi genres. We will explore classics in each genre to include Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Wings of Fire and the Endling, among others! We will also look at dystopian writing and how they may include current issues and technologies, but taken to the extreme! We'll share ideas and respond to each other's work as we polish our writing for an anthology and for future life goals.
Grades 6-8 Creative Writing (Sessions A and B): BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL These camp sessions offers opportunities for students in rising grades 6-8 to spend each morning immersed in writing multiple creative genres such as poems, autobiographical sketches, short stories, plays, and memoirs. Students will also learn from a published young adult author. This camp is geared toward students who like to write and want to participate.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
Grades 9-12 Project Citizen: The Superpower of Hope (Session A Only) THIS CLASS IS FULL
This two-week young adult literacy lab is for the political-minded and the action-oriented. Designed with a mission for democracy, the intent is to unite youth from a wide variety of perspectives to think critically about the world in the 21st century and to do something about it with words, digital story-telling, poetry, music or art. With lessons taught by incredible minds and intellectuals, young people are given the tools to turn their passions into an argument that can be experienced by others. Working in a creative workshop setting, we will tell our stories through personal essays, fiction, and poetry. We will polish our writing for an anthology.
Grades 9-12 Who Do You Think You Are? A College and Personal Essay seminar (Session B Only) THIS CLASS IS FULL
Everyone has a story, even you. And we know—it feels like writing essays and personal statements are the most important story you will ever tell, but it’s just a story: your story. Let our gifted and savvy instructors guide you through the process, helping you shape the scene around that funny thing you did, or the amazing event you witnessed, or the time when your life was changed forever. This workshop will also include collaboration among youth from a wide variety of perspectives to think critically about the world in the 21st century and to do something about it with words, digital story-telling, poetry, music or art. With lessons taught by incredible minds and intellectuals, young people are given the tools to turn their passions into a creative journey of self discovery. Working in a creative workshop setting, we will tell our stories through personal essays, fiction, and poetry. We'll share ideas and respond to each other's work as we polish our writing for an anthology.
***IF YOUR SESSION IS FULL, WE HOPE YOU THINK OF YAWP FOR SUMMER 2021***
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