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September 12-14, 2019: Close Reading Strategies, STAAR® English I Expository Essay and STAAR® English II Persuasive Essay


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The goal of the STAAR® training is to provide teachers with strategies, models, and graphic organizers to present to their students with the results being improved writing and reading skills and scores.

Teachers receive step-by-step instructions on our proven approach to teaching the brainstorming, planning, thinking, and writing process that results in high scores on the 26-line Expository and Persuasive essays.

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2019

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September 12, 2019: Close Reading Strategies, 219.95
September 13, 2019: STAAR® English I Expository Essay, 219.95
September 14, 2019: STAAR® English II Persuasive Essay,219.95
Two Days: $319.95
Three Days: $419.95


Courtyard Marriott
1600 Impact Way
Pflugerville, TX 78660

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Contact for Curriculum or Purchasing: Dr. Deborah E. Louis (

Questions about Curriculum or Purchasing? 214.946.3385

Additional information

Number of Days Attending

September 12, September 13, September 14, Two Days, Three Days



September 12: STAAR® English I Expository Essay
September 13: STAAR® English II Persuasive Essay
September 14: Close Reading Strategies
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

What to Wear: Dress comfortably. Layer your clothing.

What to Bring: We’ll provide your guides and pens and post-it notes, but feel free to bring your favorite note-taking materials, such as tape-flags and highlighters. You may also bring your tablet or iPad to review our digital products and approaches, but a device is not required.

Questions about Curriculum or Purchasing? 214.946.3385


September 12, 2019 - STAAR® English I Expository Essay


September 13, 2019 - STAAR® English II Persuasive Essay

September 14, 2019 - Close Reading Strategies

Close Reading Strategies

Let’s face it; tests are always changing, and those changes make our heads spin. But the fact remains (and we all know this) that close reading and academic writing skills help students to become academically and culturally sound.

For Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, we have provided professional development to lay the foundation for both the reading and the writing. Regarding this particular session, with the foundation intact, ELA teachers learn and practice how to train students to approach the multiple-choice passages of the EOC through our color-coding of literary and nonfiction passages. Topics for the reading section include strategies and activities pertaining to denotation, connotation, and tone; multiple-choice reading stems; annotating texts using the JSWP color-coding; creating a dialectical journal; vertical approaches to reading; and questioning strategies, to name just a few.



Pricing and Payment Information

September 12: STAAR® English I Expository Essay, 219.95
September 13: STAAR® English II Persuasive Essay,219.95
September 14: Close Reading Strategies, 219.95
Two Days: $319.95
Three Days: $419.95

For Individuals: Credit Cards or Purchase Orders Accepted. No Personal Checks.

For Departments, Campuses, and Districts: Credit Cards, Company Checks, or Purchase Orders Accepted.

For Purchase Orders and Company Checks:

  • Please contact to obtain W9 and/or any other vendor requirements your school or district needs.
  • Purchase orders and company checks should be made payable to Louis Educational Concepts, LLC, 400 South Zang Blvd., Ste. 1425, Dallas, Texas 75208. You may fax your P.O. to 214.943.9447 or email it to
  • Your P.O. must arrive on or before the registration deadline to reserve your seat and finalize your registration.

Questions? 214.946.3385


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