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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST
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Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho rd
Richardson, TX 75080

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802 829 1321 

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Barry Lane is one of the finest speakers on the teaching of writing. His combination of warmth, insight and energy is magical. My colleagues and I left our day with Barry with full hearts and high spirits, ready to bring new strategies and new energy into our writing workshops.

Lucy Calkins





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An Essay

Writing  Reboot 

                  Bring Back the Joy

Free your student's voices and watch them soar

on the STAAR Writing Test.

A dynamic 1 day Writing Class 

with author and outstanding presenter Barry Lane   

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          For teachers 3-12 (and anyone who teaches writing)



"If you're not excited about teaching writing after this workshop, check your pulse."

                                         Billy Morrison,  5th grade teacher

                                                      Praise for Barry's Workshops

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Fee: $230 per person

Bring the whole team and the Principal comes for free!  

PLC special : Principals attend FREE when 3 teachers from their school attend. Call 1-800-613 8055 to add them to the list.   Fax purchase orders to 1-802 897-2084 or email to  

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Have you lost your passion for teaching writing or not found it yet? Has writing become more of a predictable performance and less of an art? Do your students groan when it’s time to write because they see writing as filling in simple outlines or following prescribed formulas instead of discovering their own unique voices? Do your students see elaboration as just adding more stuff because they are supposed to?

If so, you might need an Essay Writing Reboot: a one day class where you, think, write, and learn ways to create a class of real writers who elaborate their ideas and craft real meaning in whatever genre they write, including the STAAR test.



8:30--10:00 AM

  • Create a question culture and watch writing soar
  • Learn the basics of creating a real writing workshop for your students
  • Bring back the Joy to teaching writing
  • Teach the connection writing choice and revision
  • Put voice and choice into opinion writing
  • Help students to succeed on the STAAR with their voice in tact
  • Leading with Truth instead of Structure
  • Turn rigor to vigor with using fluency techniques
1:00--2:00 PM
  • Replace formulaic writing Text structures and Student Truth
  • Playing with essay structure
  • Teach meaningful elaboration, not just adding more details
  • Use songs to teach students revision strategies and explore themes
2:15--3:00 PM 
  • Preparing students for the STAAR Test
  • Teaching the Proof Sandwich
  • Bringing it all home


I cannot say enough about this conference. It was hands-on and very interactive. Not only did I learn things about teaching my students, I also learned about myself as a writer and I want to start writing my own stories. Hands down, best conference I have attended--worth every penny!                                                                              
  Holly Pace, grade 4               


If this workshop doesn't ignite your passion for teaching writing you might want to make sure you have a fuse!

                                                                Laurie McDaniel, 9th grade

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