Kelly (comment #41),
You asked if I had any ideas for a summer writing camp. While I have never planned or taught a summer writing camp, I think I would just use my best lessons that I teach during the school year. I'm sure you have lessons or even entire units that your students enjoy the most.
Having a fun author celebration at the end where parents are invited might be enjoyable as well! In our classroom, we open a poetry cafe each year to celebrate and highlight the poems students write during our poetry genre study. Perhaps you could adapt some ideas from a post that I wrote last year about the cafe. Here is a link to that post: http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/05/poetry-cafe.html
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