Training Options for Professional Development

Rime Magic is the phonics and fluency accelerator! Learn how to bring high student engagement and fast success to your phonics instruction.  Sharon Zinke’s professional development approach brings excitement to the classroom! Phonics instruction has never been so engaging with such fast success. Teachers are able to fine-tune their Rime Magic implementation so that their students are proficient with strong word recognition before the end of third grade. Upper-grade teachers are amazed at how quickly older students who have fallen through the cracks are able to catch up and successfully participate in language arts and content-area instruction throughout the day. Primary-grade students who spend five minutes each morning enjoying Rime Magic will move up through the grades with strong word recognition and foundational skills.

Staff Development Options

  • Two/three-hour training for classroom teachers and / or literacy coaches, intervention teachers/, special education staff, administrators
  • Full-day training including classroom and small-group demonstrations on site: grades K-3 (whole-class) and upper grades (small-group), guided practice
  • Side-by-side coaching

When online training is preferred –

  • Zoom training for classroom teachers/reading specialists/intervention teachers/special education staff/administrators  Two- to three-hour training for primary staff / whole staff / intervention teachers / specials education staff / literacy leaders /      administrators includes video, demonstration and practice, follow-up support for literacy team, and refresher session(s) for teachers as requested. 

Contact Sharon Zinke at to discuss possibilities for staff development.

Free ZoomTime Sessions with the Author

I want to support teachers who are bringing Rime Magic into their curriculum and I’m excited to offer the following free, informal Zoom group sessions for teachers who are interested. You will be able to ask questions, discuss issues, get coaching, or plan implementation strategies for bringing all students up to grade level in word recognition.  I will demonstrate the Rime Magic system to support teachers in fine-tuning their Rime Magic instruction.  Sessions are limited to seven participants to make sure we address your individual questions or concerns. Please join us!

(If you are in the Pacific time zone and 2:00 is too early for you, no worries! Just email me and we can find another time for you.)

Zoom meetings take place on Thursdays for one hour on the following days:

Thursday, April 18 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, April 25 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, May 2 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, May 9 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, May 16 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, May 23 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, May 30 @ 2:00 PST

Use the form below to register for a date and Sharon will confirm your enrollment for your chosen date and send you a link to the meeting.