Discover Writing Presents
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.
Creating an intrinsic love of writing
Growing a Question Culture
The 5 C's of Writing
Launching the Writer's Workshop
Using poetry all year to create a safe place
Assessing and celebrating writing
Playing with essay structure
Helping students find their own truth
Redefining STAAR essay writing
Creating a class of helpful critics
What's the Big Idea
5 essay strategies that work
The Story Circle
The power of strong leads
Teaching real persuasion
The Art of Wacky We-search
Creating your own Writing Workshop
Bringing it all home
Bring Back the Joy
Liberate your student's voices and watch them soar
on the STAAR Writing Test.
A dynamic 2 day Writing Class
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
Fee: $430 per person
$399 if you register by March 30.
Bring the whole team and the Principal comes for free!
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 a Writing Reboot: a two day class where you, think, write, and learndozens of ways to create a class of real writers who elaborate their ideas and craft realmeaning in whatever genre they write. Whether your school uses a writing program like Thinking Maps, Empowering writers, 6 Traits, or Units of Study, this 2 day writing workshop will breathe new life into your teaching and show you how to be master of your own writing class. You will begin using these programs to their fullest instead of merely following a script.
Come to Writing Reboot Camp if you want to:
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