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You wish you could do a read aloud every day.

Only Problem is...when do you have the time?

I hear ya! Believe me, I've been there too!

There are 3 main obstacles that are keeping you from implementing interactive read alouds
in your daily routine.


You want to make read alouds a priority, but you don’t know where to fit it in your schedule.  Your day is already jam packed with all the things that you don’t know how to fit it all in.


You want to use picture books to teach valuable lessons but you don’t know what questions to ask or what follow-up activities you should do.


You don’t know which books are the best ones to use (and you don’t have the time to find them!).

It feels like there are so many things standing in your way which is causing you to...

No matter how hard you try, you’re still struggling to come up with the time to read aloud to your students.

Sound familiar?

Reclaim Your Read Aloud

A virtual course to help elementary school teachers strategically use more read alouds in the classroom. We’ll walk through 5 easy steps to planning an interactive read aloud lesson.

In this online course, you will learn how to...


How to prepare for an interactive read aloud lesson in order to save valuable class time.


How to deliver a meaningful lessons that will get all students engaged.


How to extend the read aloud to help students connect with the lesson.

the 5 step process

We will go through each of these 5 steps together, so you will walk away with the confidence to plan your own lessons.



So much can be taught through an interactive read aloud, let’s make it meaningful!

step 1

Choose a Book

It can be challenging to find the perfect book to match the standards you are teaching.  Let’s figure out an easy way!

step 2

Identify the Vocab

You’ll learn not only how to choose the right vocabulary words, but when to introduce them.

step 3

Determine Questions

It’s hard to know what questions to ask and when to stop to ask them.  We’ll go over how to choose the best ones!

step 4

Engagement Strategies

We’ll determine how to make the read aloud truly interactive and get all students engaged.

step 5

Extend the Learning

The read aloud goes beyond the book, but how?  Let’s come up with meaningful extension activities.

Wait, there's more!

A Fill-in-the-Blank Workbook

If you are anything like me, you are a note taker and want to keep all your notes from the workshop in one place. Grab your favorite pens and jot down all your key takeaways.

The Read Aloud Toolkit

Everything you need to teach each reading strategy!  Book examples, guiding questions for discussion, a graphic organizers and anchor charts.

Planning Templates

Start planning your interactive read alouds right away with these easy-to-use templates!

testimonials from past participants

what teachers have to say

I came across your webinar and love your work. I have been teaching 2nd for a long time and utilized the strategies you speak of to read aloud and engage my students. I am impressed with how you organize your work creating beautiful plans.
Dorothy B.
I LOVE your webinar and videos. You are always so bright and cheery and encouraging. I love how you walk us through the read aloud steps in your videos. It helps make read alouds way more manageable!
Mary R.
Just wanted to let you know that I loved your webinar! It was super helpful and love everything that you recommend and ideas that you have! Can't wait to try this with my class.
Kimberly D.

Now it’s your turn to get results…

How would it feel to...


I'm Sara

If you’re new to me…I’m a former elementary school teacher turned educational consultant and curriculum designer. I started my TpT journey back in 2011 as a side hustle.

Before leaving the classroom to pursue helping educators full time, I spent 10 years perfecting my read aloud instruction. At first, I thought I could just grab any book to use as an interactive read aloud. #epicfail It was through a lot of trial ands lots and lots of error that I developed a read aloud routine that worked for me and my students.

Once I finally had a good set of routines and procedures in place, I started to notice a change in even my most reluctant readers. They were beginning to LOVE READ ALOUDS! Every day I was able to incorporate read alouds across the curriculum.

Because I’ve spent years nailing down the essential ingredients to creating a successful interactive read aloud. i pride myself in being able to deliver resources and trainings to teachers to truly make your life easier, and I know I can deliver that to you today!

Sara 🙂

How it works

What happens next?


Click the link to join us in the course today!


When you first log in, be sure to grab the workbook and Read Aloud Toolkit downloads. You will be able to refer back to these throughout the course.


PD in your PJs! Watch each of the course videos when you are ready. You’ll be planning your own lessons in no time!

This is perfect for you if...

You teach first or second grade.

You love read alouds.

You want to incorporate more picture books into your daily instruction.

This is not for you if...

You teach upper elementary.

You don't enjoy reading aloud.

You don't use picture books in your daily instruction.

So, are you ready to use more read alouds?

Still have questions?

This workshop is for you if you teach 1st or 2nd grade. It doesn’t matter if you are a brand new teacher or have years of experience. Everything you learn can be applied to your classroom.

The course is all online. You’ll receive a link to log in once you are registered.

This course is PD in your PJs!  You can work on the course at any time that is convenient for you.  You have lifetime access.

The Reclaim Your Read Aloud course is about one hour long.

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