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Houston, TX - Informational/Expository

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Barbara Lange - Brinker Elementary, Plano ISD
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June 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop is intended for teachers of students grade 2 and above, or any teacher responsible for teaching informational/expository writing. Come away with engaging lessons aligned to the NEW STATE STANDARDS that have clear objectives that will empower you to:

  • understand a variety of writing challenges: informational essay/report, the “how to” piece, compare contrast
  • explore opportunities for analyzing the organizational structure of the informational/expository essay
  • learn specific strategies for crafting strong introductions with attention-grabbing leads create clear, concise topic sentences
  • generate a number of broad yet distinct main ideas
  • write a variety of powerful supporting details
  • construct conclusions in which main ideas are creatively restated
  • receive powerful exemplars of informational/expository writing for classroom use
  • make the connection between powerful informational/expository exemplars and reading comprehension task

The required resource for this workshop is the Expository & Opinion Guide, available in print or digitally with a license to the Hub. 


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June 11, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 AM
Registration Deadline:
June 3, 2019


Terri Franklin

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____________________________________________________________ Registration with the printed Expository & Opinion Writing Guide:


____________________________________________________________ Registration with license to the Hub for the digital Expository & Opinion Writing Guide. License good through June 30, 2020:


____________________________________________________________ *Our new grade level specific Expository writing guide is the primary resource used for this workshop. However, the previous edition of the Comprehensive Expository Guide may also be used at the workshop.

*prices include shipping & handling, plus sales tax where applicable. If your registration includes materials they will be distributed at the workshop. For Editing & Revising workshops, ordered student books will be shipped after the workshop.


Courtyard Marriot – Houston Northwest
11050 Louetta Road
Houston, TX 77070 United States
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