Comments from past participants
PARENT COMMENTS: A few parents have contacted us via email to tell us how this program has changed their children's attitudes and skills in writing. If your child has participated in our programs, we'd love to hear from you.
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I really want my daughter to attend the writing class this summer. Last year was amazing! I really see the improvement with her writing, and also see how it sparked her interest in the writing process. — J.P.
Michael really enjoyed the Writing Project. He would come home very excited about what he was working on. This has built his self-confidence by far… Thanks for all your hard work. Great program. — T.B.
The GVWP writing workshop provided my children the opportunity to meet with writing coaches to help guide their thinking and writing skills, not only on paper, but on the computer too. I was also pleased they learned programs on the Mac. Thank you for a fabulous job! — R.G.
As a parent and a teacher, I recognize the value of summer days spent writing. I walked away with lessons and ideas that made me a better teacher, and my children walked away with skills and confidence that made them better students. — K.B.
Thank you for giving my son the opportunity to take your class. I feel it’s enriched his writing and composition skills. — S.S.
Thank you for your workshop. My son was excited about writing and enjoyed coming each day. — A.G.
My daughter is now a senior at Manteca High School. For four years, she attended the “Writing & Technology Workshop” programs sponsored by Great Valley Writing Project. The workshop made a significant difference in her writing development, and today, writing is one of her strongest academic skills. — R.A.
STUDENT COMMENTS: If you are a past participant, we would love to hear your comments.
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This place is fun!
Thank you for teaching me things I did not know.
I LOVED THIS PLACE!!!!!! I want to come back next year. I had a bunch of fun learning how to write and use the google drive. Thank you teachers! You were amazing!
"For the past two weeks in writing camp, I have done a lot of things. It wasn't what I'd thought it would be. This workshop was entertaining, fun, spirited, and energetic. We actually did art projects here. I had fun at this program! The best part was doing computers. That was the best thing we did, for me, all of the two weeks! This program was really really cool! I hope whoever didn't come here this year comes next year."
I am glad that I came here this year. It was fun being on computers. I am looking forward to coming here next year! Yay! :)
I am so glad that we worked on the computers. My favorite experience was working on my publishing articles. THANK YOU.
My mentor teacher was really helpful, nice, and funny. I also loved her teaching.
The computers were a little confusing at first but with the help of Mrs. Beltran we were able to use the computers and use websites like Animoto; We made a video about ourselves using pictures and words to tell you about us. Storybird was funny because we grabbed a set of drawings and wrote a story with the pictures. Some of my favorite activities include describing our warped animals and maps of our hearts. This program definitely made me the best possible writer.
I really liked it and I had fun all these days...Thank you!
Thank you all for help me learn more things.
I had so much fun!
I feel the people who work at the workshop have helped me become a better writer. What surprised me was that I had never thought that we would make videos and play drums. Two things that I will use in my writing from now on are are putting spaces between punctuation and to use figurative language.
I think that my time here was great.
I like to work on this computer.
Thank you so much, teachers. I really appreciated you teaching me and helping me learn new things with technology. We all appreciated it. It has been a wonderful two weeks here. I am going to miss everybody. I'm going to miss the teachers and technology! But I will see them next year. Have great summer everybody! :-)