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 8, 2017
Our penultimate school visit of the 2017 season. Brook Park Memorial Elementary where we were greeted with enthusiastic open arms by Jenifer Csiszar the instructional coach who arranged our visit. We did a couple assemblies – one for the K thru second graders then one for the third thru fifth. Afterwards we each did a […]
May 4, 2017
So what are we accomplishing here?
We are close reading a text as a group.
We discover themes of our literature.
We are collaborating to discern the importance of what we are reading.
We are taking collaborative research and writing as individuals.
We are getting hands on experience using poetic elements.
We are accepting the extra challenge.
We are working and succeeding through a bit of cognitive dissonance.
We are coming back together to edit and write a finished piece with a partner.
We are sharing our work with an audience.
April 21, 2017
I think it would do us well to look a bit closer at the folks who are setting our education agenda. Are they forcing their proclivities downstream? Does a billionaire software engineer really understand the kid who is going to grow up to be a philosophy professor? Does a wealthy political donor comprehend the learning needs of a kid on the spectrum?