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Reading

Reading workshop is one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to teach reading. It is a framework you can use to set up your reading block. With the workshop model your students will have more time for independent reading, and you'll be able to teach using real texts like picture books, chapter books, and articles. Regardless if you are new to the workshop model or have been using it for years, there is a lot that goes into an effective reading workshop. Check out these podcasts to learn more about independent reading, mini-lessons, small group instruction, and reading conferences.

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The Confident Writer System Series

In less than 90 minutes, you'll learn quick and easy ways that will transform your upper elementary student's writing.

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The Stellar Literacy Collective

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?

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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!