ERIC Number: ED459459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Upcountry Stories: Students Serve through Writing. Linking Learning with Life.
Galati, Rhea; Bailey, Bea
Since 1992, through the Upcountry Writing Project, upstate South Carolina teachers have helped students in K-12 classrooms write for and about their communities. These teachers and students have learned much about what it takes to actually craft a genuine sense of place. By publishing, they have not only crafted pieces about their locales but have brainstormed, conferenced, revised, and proofread for days and sometimes months to contribute to their communities' cultural history and future. By placing writing at the center of the service learning project, the Upcountry Writing Project has blended service with writing to produce a powerful experience. This booklet delineates the workings of the Upcountry Writing Project and is divided into the following sections: Preface; Introduction; Finding Purpose through Publishing; The Growth Begins; Community Involvement; Sharing the Wealth; Reflection Activities; Celebration; Projects for Replications; Funding and Resources; Writing Strategies for Our Upcountry; and Conclusion. (Contains 10 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Community Involvement, Community Support, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Personal Narratives, Personal Writing, Service Learning, Teacher Role, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
National Dropout Prevention Center, 209 Martin St, Clemson SC 29631-1555. Tel: 864-656-2599; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina