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 50 countries. They provide lively, interactive assemblies, spirited classroom experiences, and engaging PD.
“We can show you writing framework strategies that will help make your students’ learning more visible.” – Michael Salinger
“Our collaborative snapshot writing lessons help kids question, synthesize, summarize and evidence learning. Strivers become thrivers” – 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 9, 2020
So, Sara and I have been working on an iteration of this project for almost a decade. We are going to be rolling out this resource this Fall. Nearly 200 lessons ready with slides to project and teacher notes to guide instruction utilizing poetry, prose, mentor texts, language lessons, standards based, while still being fun […]
April 30, 2020
Well – our spring was cancelled. We will sorely miss all the places and faces we were looking forward to seeing. But, as we stay home as we try to flatten the curve Sara and I are not resting. We’re busy at work making face masks . Sara performed an autopsy on a mask we […]
February 24, 2020
OH – IO! Sara and I try to make the Ohio Council of Teachers of English language Arts (OCTELA) whenever we can. We’ve probably attended a just under a dozen or so times the last 20 years – international travel often takes us far away but this year we were able to make it. I […]