Nottingham Summer Writing Institute Prepares Freshmen for High School

     Published on 9/9/15   Tagged under:    District News   

Forty incoming freshman took part in a Summer Writing Institute at Nottingham, where they learned about the benefits of writing and learned how to develop the quality of their writing.
 
Over the course of the three-week transition program, students kept a writer’s notebook, wrote a polished personal narrative, worked in groups to develop a digital story and read at least 15 minutes a day with a book of their choice.
 
Special Education and English teacher Jodi Burnash said the program is an important step in transitioning students from middle to high school. “It gives them a chance to get to know the building, the teachers, and some of the expectations for success with regard to high school level writing,” she explained. “It also helps them think critically, work collaboratively, and build stamina with regard to written tasks; and therefore gives them some building blocks for success as they move into the their ninth grade year."
 
Great job to all students who took part! 

To view a video of the students taking part in the Writing Institute, please click here

To view the narrative stories that students created at the Institute, please follow the links below: