Discover Writing Presents


Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8:30 AM CDT
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Discover Writing Company

PO. Box 264/ Shoreham, VT  05770

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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

A Well Planned  2 -Days

Day One


Why Write?

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 for STAAR


Helping students find their own truth

Redefining STAAR  essay writing 

Creating a class of helpful critics

Day Two


What's the Big Idea

5 essay strategies that work

The Story Circle

The power of strong leads


Teaching real persuasion

Toulmin's Toolbox

The Art of Wacky We-search

Creating your own Writing Workshop

Bringing it all home







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Writing Reboot Camp


                 Bring Back the Joy

Liberate your student's voices and watch them soar

on the STAAR Writing Test.

A dynamic 2 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: $430 per person   

$399 when 5 or more come from the same school. Code HIVOL

(You can pay with a purchase order on next year's budget.)

Special $95 room rate at the Marriot Courtyard Westchase 

9975 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042      Phone: 713-784-3003

Use the Code WRITINGBOOTCAMP when you book 


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  

Register today, Risk 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 learn dozens of 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 at all the grade levels.

Come to Writing Reboot Camp if you want learn how  to :

  • Create a question culture and watch writing soar
  • Learn the basics of  launching a real writing workshop for your students
  • Bring back the Joy to teaching writing
  • Make writing with your students a daily practice
  • Teach the connection writing choice and revision
  • Put voice and choice into opinion and expository writing
  • Teach craft concepts to aid revision
  • Help students to succeed on the STAAR test at all levels with their voice in tact
  • Turn rigor to vigor with using fluency techniques
  • Replace formulaic writing with organic forms of revision
  • Teach meaningful elaboration, not just adding more details
  • Model real revision through your own writing and with models
  • Use songs to teach students revision strategies and explore themes
  • Teach the bridge between narrative and expository writing 

Cannot say enough about this workshop. 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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