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!
May 6, 2018
Sara and I spent just enough time at the Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The American School of Lima to know that we’d love to come back. This visit got squeezed onto the front end of our trip to Jakarta (because the two are so close to each other – sometimes we don’t even make sense to […]
April 25, 2018
Why you should never write a rough draft. Well, first off, we believe that draft should be a verb in the writing classroom not a goal. Plus, there only seems to be two draft statuses – rough and final. We prefer to use the term Version – and title everything we begin working on Version […]
April 21, 2018
It’s truly amazing that things work out as well as they do sometimes. The bluebonnets were blooming on the side of the road on our way from DFW to the Abydos Literacy Learning conference hotel. Alise and Emily were navigating us, darting back and forth with the assuredness of veterans of Dallas traffic wrangling. There […]