Student Camps

Reading WRITE! Language Arts Student CAMPs


Do you want to prepare your students for the assessment test and create life-time readers?

There is no better way to model reading or writing concepts than with Reading WRITE's hands-on, interactive student CAMPs!

Students will create materials, play educational games, participate in activities, and enjoy whole-group pep rallies that will get them excited about learning. We bring everything your students need. The entire camp will be so engaging, students will wish it didn’t have to end! Participants will walk away with materials and their own manipulatives to utilize in the classroom.


Student CAMPs are also a great opportunity for your teachers to experience concepts they have seen within The Writing Academy & Tap and Think Reading's curriculum modeled with their students.



We have the following Student CAMPs to choose from:

Tap and Think Reading


Foundational Passage Analysis CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)

Foundational Passage Analysis Covers-

  • the author’s purpose and how to spot the questions that are actually based on the author’s purpose making these items easier to understand and answer
  • textual evidence which is used in answering almost every question and where to find the textual evidence
  • inferencing which is used in a high percentage of tests question at every grade level
  • how to approach different types of test questions, eliminate answer choice distractors, and choose the best/correct answer.



Higher-level Passage Analysis CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)

Higher-level Passage Analysis Covers-

  • textual evidence which is a key to answering almost every test question
  • inferencing which is worded differently question to question and needs to be recognized so that students can use the strategies the CAMP teaches to answer inferencing questions
  • summary, main idea, and theme, as well as how questions that ask for the main idea, summary, or theme uses the other two to be distractors.
  • how to decipher what the questions are asking as well as how to eliminate incorrect test choices, and how to choose the best/correct answers when faced with these types of test questions.



Reading Response CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)

Reading Response Covers-

  • close reading which is imperative for knowing how to properly respond to a question/prompt
  • short answer response strategies and how to make the most of your response
  • extended answer response strategies with an emphasis on word choice and quality sentence structure
  • supporting your ideas with textual evidence which is an important skill used in every aspect of reading

The Writing Academy


Expository CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th)

The Expository CAMP is designed to teach your students strategies for writing expository essays that will result in higher scores on the assessment test. As a result, they will walk away as better, life-long writers! Games and activities will zero in on prompt analysis, thesis statements, brainstorming, narrowing down brainstormed ideas, effective development, interesting and clear introductions, and by popular demand, a large section on high-scoring conclusions.




Persuasive CAMP

(Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th)

In the Persuasive CAMP, through hands-on games and activities, your students will dive into introductions, how to develop a lead and a position statement, the understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos, creating an argument that persuades your audience, developing arguments, conclusions, creating a well-organized composition, and real student examples. Students will walk away with a better understanding of quality persuasive compositions, as well as test-time and life-time strategies.




Editing CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)

As your students explore the world of editing, they will leave with a better understanding of grammar rules, review spelling, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and commas, experience editing in a BIG, hands-on way, and walk away with real-life test strategies. Students will experience learning games that will teach them how to apply these grammar rules to sample test questions. They will in turn become better authors.




Revising CAMP

(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)

In the Revising CAMP, your students will leave with a better understanding of subject/verb agreement, experience comma rules and usage in a whole body manner, dive into conjunctions, learn more about compound sentences, and practice strategies in an assessment test question format. Students will become R.O.C.K. stars as they explore a concrete way to analyze revising answer choices. They will walk away with a wealth of knowledge about how to revise sentences, selections, and papers.

Reading WRITE!


Raise the B.A.R. CAMP!

(Reading WRITE! & Brief Answer Response CAMP)
(Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will T.R.A.C.K. passages to accomplish the CLOSE reading needed to analyze a source. Then, they take that knowledge and synthesize it to develop a Brief(short) Answer Response. A foldable will bring to life thesis statements, textual evidence, authentic responses, and conclusion statements. This camp is the perfect answer to Reading WRITE as we combine CLOSE reading and writing Brief Answer Responses. Are you ready to raise the B.A.R. (Brief Answer Response) with your students and be prepared for the assessment that lies ahead? This is the camp for your school!

This Student CAMP will be available October 2019! Get on our docket now, so we can make sure your students are ready for the Reading WRITE! combination assessment.

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