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Think! Write! Workshop

set for June 18-22 at TES

By JAINE TREADWELL

Features Editor

The lazy, hazy days of summer don’t have to be that way.

Summer vacation days can be as exciting and as adventurous as a child dares to think – and write.

Parents who are searching for stimulating, educational and fun ways for their children to spend their summer vacation need look no further than right in their back door.

The Wiregrass Writing Project in cooperation with Troy City Schools and the Troy State Inservice Center will host Think! Write! Workshop at Troy Elementary School the week of June 18-22.

The workshop is for students in grades two through nine who are interested in participating in fun and exciting activities which culminate in writing, editing, sharing and ultimately publishing their works, said Judy Williams, a workshop consultant.

The workshop will meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

"The most effective instructional strategies in thinking and writing will be used as students learn to enjoy writing," Williams said. "Numerous activities are planned that will excite the participants as they produce writing ‘masterpieces.’

An anthology featuring selected contributions from all participants will be published at the end of the workshop. Students and their school libraries will receive copies.

The Think! Write! Workshop will be led by teachers and consultants of the Wiregrass Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, which is dedicated to improving writing and writing instruction across the country. Consultants for the workshop in Troy will be Williams, Tamara Currington and Melinda Watson.

The $45 workshop fee includes tuition, supplies, refreshments, a book bag and an anthology.

Registration forms are available from the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center, located in Wendell Mitchell Hall on Elm Street (Sorority Hill) or by calling 670-3495. Students may register on -site the first day of the workshop. On-site registration fee will be $55.

The Center serves as a resource, support and training center for the faculty of 22 public school systems throughout Alabama.