Literacy Tutoring That Works
Camp Imagination: A Summer Writing Tutoring Program for Students at Risk
Erin K. Jurand
This chapter discusses the teaching techniques and outcomes of a summer tutoring program. The research sought to gain a deeper understanding through a qualitative case study format of how visualization embedded in the writing process may influence struggling learners in a kindergarten through fourth-grade summer writing camp. The selected 19 students and 5 teachers in a Midwestern school district participated in a 3 1/2-week summer writing camp that was based on Graves's writer's workshop and writing process. Teachers gave Calkins's inspired minilessons to teach struggling students how to use visualization embedded in the writing process. Drawing in the writing process created tangible images to help student authors in several of their Six-Trait Analytical writing scores.
Jurand, E.K. (2009).
Camp Imagination: A Summer Writing Tutoring Program for Students at Risk.
In J.C. Richards, & C.A. Lassonde (Eds.), Literacy Tutoring That Works (pp. 172-181). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.