Igniting a Passion for Nonfiction

Engaging Approaches that Improve STAAR Results

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A two day writing workshop with Barry Lane

Dallas June 27,28

Houston June 29,30

San Antonio July 18,19

Austin July 25,26

Mcallen July 28,29

Texas CPEs available


Principals attend FREE when 3 or more attend from a school!

Writing, Reflecting, and Revising for Teachers Grades 4-12 with Barry Lane

Do your students groan and go limp when it's time to write an essay? Have you found yourself striving to raise STAAR writing test scores but losing your passion for teaching writing in the process? Barry Lane's non-formulaic workshop will leave you fresh craft ideas that will revive a love for nonfiction essay writing in your classroom and help students excel on the test without sacrificing their love of learning.


In this 2 -day workshop you will learn how to :


  • Create a question culture and watch writing soar
  • Put voice and choice into opinion writing
  • Learn concrete strategies for success on the STAAR Test at all levels
  • Change the writing paradigm from work to joy
  • Teach a love of revision and craft concepts that work
  • Turn rigor to vigor with engaging non-fiction writing lessons
  • Replace formulaic 5 paragraph essays with varied structures that create real voice
  • Teach meaningful elaboration, not just adding more details
  • Model concepts of craft that help students improve their writing
  • Learn to teach the crucial bridge between story and informational writing
  • Show students how to write on demand essays without losing their voice


Principals attend FREE when they bring a team of teachers!


Price: BEFORE APRIL 1ST $409 per person

AFTER April 1st $429 per person



To book dates call 1-802-345-9193 or email Barry directly at barry@discoverwriting.com



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