Professional Development

Sharon Zinke’s professional development approach brings excitement to the classroom! 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. Teachers are amazed at how quickly older students who have fallen through the cracks are able to catch up so that they are able to 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

When life gets back to normal –

  • Two- or three-hour training after school for whole staff, primary teachers, or intervention/special education staff
  • Full-day training including classroom and small-group demonstrations on site: grades K-3 (whole-class) and all grades (small-group), guided practice, and 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 seven steps of Rime Magic 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!

Meetings take place on Thursdays on the following days:

Thursday, July 28 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, August 4 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, August 11 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, August 18 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, August 25 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, September 1 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, September 22 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, September 29 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, October 6 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, October 13 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, October 20 @ 2:00 PST

Thursday, October 27 @ 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.