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5 Ways to Keep Students Engaged in Reading up Until and Through Winter Break

Engagement

Engagement is at the heart of teaching literacy. It doesn't matter how awesome or amazing your lesson plans are, if your students aren't engaged or interested in what you are teaching (or what they are reading) then it doesn't matter how good your plans look on paper. The good news is there are sooo many ways that you can engage and inspire your students to become life long readers. Check out these blog posts to fill up your teacher toolbox with a variety of engagement strategies.

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Reading Challenges

Reading challenges are such a fun way to motivate and encourage students to read. With this free download you'll get three of my favorite reading challenges: Read-At-Home Challenge, Genre Challenge & 30-in-30 Challenge. Are you and your students up for the challenge?

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Stellar Teacher Podcast

Teaching literacy is a skill. It takes a lot of time, practice, and effort to be good at it. This podcast will show you how to level up your literacy instruction and make a massive impact with your students, all while having a little fun! Each week, my guests and I will share our literacy strategies, tips, and tricks so that you can feel confident in your ability to transform your students into life-long readers. So, put those ear buds in and join the conversation!

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Reading Membership

You didn’t become a teacher to spend your rare free time scrolling Pinterest and searching on Google. Trust me friend, I have been there. That’s why this membership was created. When you join, you receive countless pre-planned resources without sacrificing engagement, rigor, and effectiveness. That means less planning and more teaching. Beyond the resources, you’ll gain a community of like-minded teachers. Are you ready to level up your instruction and maybe even find a new teacher bestie?

Hey There!

I’m Sara, your literacy lovin’ mentor and cheerleader.

With over a decade of experience working as a classroom teacher and school administrator, I understand the joys and challenges of teaching. That’s why I’m on a mission to make an impact by serving stellar upper elementary teachers just like you. Get ready, because I’m pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have the tools and confidence you need to build a literacy block that you’re proud of. One that excites you and your students while also meeting the standards. Oh yes, it’s totally possible to have both!