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Rigor Without Mortis:
Texas 2-day STAAR Writing Retreat

Rigor Without Mortis:
 Engaging Approaches to Non-Fiction Writing

(a full day national workshop)

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(a dynamic new workshop for Pre-K & K Teachers

The Rigor without Mortis Texas 2-day STAAR 

Academic Writing Retreat with Barry Lane


Registration $395 per person
Early Registration ( extended to April 30th ) $385
Principals attend FREE when they bring three
teachers from their school.
Principals ( only ) please call for discount code:

Click on your desired date to register for this retreat

Houston , June 10-11 Austin, June  12,-13 Dallas, June 16-17
Amarillo, June 23-24 McAllen, June 25-26 San Antonio,  June 30--July 1

Note: if you are having difficulty accessing these registration pages,
please call 1-800-613-8055


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($137 Value)

Dear Texas Teachers,

When you come to the Rigor Without Mortis STAAR Writing Retreat for 2 days this June you will learn how to create a classroom where students achieve off the charts success on the STAAR test without formulaic instruction that stunts their growth as academic writers . 

 You will bring home many engaging craft lessons to infuse your reading/writing classroom with passion, joy and confidence.  No matter what grade level you teach, you will bring back practical ideas that will inspire your students to love expository writing in all its forms. 

Please join me two days this June that will transform your classroom next September into a place where students thrive as writers, thinkers, and learners.


The Rigor Without Mortis Texas 2-day STAAR Writing Retreat
with Barry Lane

In this 2 day writing retreat, you will learn how to:

Create kid tested, classroom proven strategies which raise STAAR test scores through the roof, including English Language Learners

Understand simple craft techniques to improve expository writing in all its different STAAR modes for 4,7,9 and 10th grade

Build writing fluency through daily exploratory writing lessons

Teach essay structure without mindless formulas which flatten out writing.

Help 4th graders bridge effortlessly from narrative structures to expository writing

Master the 26 line format from 4, 7, 9 and 10th grade STAAR responses

Design a question culture which brings writing to life and engages all students

Boost your own confidence as a writer and pass on this knowledge to students

Uncover ways to use poetry to unlock student expression in all forms of writing.

Learn dynamic ways to teach literary analysis with insight and passion

Master classroom- proven craft lessons that help students love

Build a community of effective and engaged writers who dance with the STAAR

Click on your desired date to register for this retreat

Note: if you are having difficulty accessing these registration pages,
please call 1-800-613-8055

What Texas Teachers of all grade levels
 are saying about this workshop!


Rigor Without Mortis:
Engaging Approaches to Non-Fiction Writing

(a one-day national workshop for Teachers of grades 3-12 with Barry Lane)

We are now accepting early registrations for
(click to register)

Omaha, Nebraska  April 29, 2014

Rutland, Vermont,  May 12, 2014
Hartford , Connecticut May 19
Note: if you are having difficulty accessing these registration pages,
please call 1-800-613-8055

More dates and other places coming soon...



Fee:  1-day workshop:

$215 for a single registration

Call for higher volume discounts   800-613-8055

Price includes one day workshop, morning refreshments, free handouts and certificate of attendance

Workshop Schedule: 8:30-3:00, Lunch on your own from 11:30-12:30   

PLC Special!
Principals Attend FREE
if they bring 3 teachers from their Professional Learning Community
(limit one free Principal per school)


All that is needed to register is a purchase order.  

Payment may be made after the conference
of next years school budget.





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