We team with teachers and administrators to adapt and implement effective and creative approaches to literacy making learning visible across the curriculum. Contact us!
Collaborative quick writes engage all learners, build understanding and provide opportunities for formative assessment. Contact Us!
Co-Creating builds confidence in emerging writers while modeling good writing strategies. Contact Us!
Students revisit text, gather facts and prioritize information as they synthesize, summarize and prioritize ideas. Contact Us!
Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger
Author/Educators Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger visit schools worldwide providing author visits, professional development and classroom workshops in writing, comprehension strategies, and public speaking for students K-12.
High-energy performance poets, Sara and Michael are frequent presenters at schools and conferences in the United States and over 35 countries. They provide lively, interactive assemblies, spirited classroom experiences, and engaging PD.
“We can show you writing engagement strategies that will help make your students’ learning more visible.” – Michael Salinger
“Our collaborative snapshot writing lessons help kids question, synthesize, summarize and evidence their learning.” – Sara Holbrook
All kids, all subject areas.
creativity . collaboration . engagement .
foster engagement • build literacy skills • expand vocabulary • deepen understanding • encourage close reading • make learning visible
scaffold public speaking • build confidence • create community • combat stage fright • encourage collaboration • support risk taking • make learning visible
We are sought-out award-winning performers and authors of many books for children – both story and textbooks. We captivate students – and educators!
March 18, 2018
Where in the world is Kazan? We had no idea until we went there – and are we glad we did. The International School of Kazan, Russia may be one of the most welcoming places we have ever been. The icy cold of early spring blustering around outside of the sleek new campus was no […]
March 11, 2018
There’s no place like home. Our last school visit was in Chennai India and our next is in Kazan, Russia – but what a wonderful gift it was to roll out of bed drink a cup of coffee in our kitchen and then drive 15 minutes to Kirtland Elementary school to spend a day with […]
February 26, 2018
“Friends stick to you like lice to a scalp.” So surmised a 7th grade class as we worked on a co-created definition poem describing the word Friendship. Pretty apropos seeing as we made whole bunch of new friend during our visit to AISC. Librarian extraordinaire Jeremy Willette being one and I’d be remiss to not […]