My sixth graders announced to me that I had to call the word work we were doing magic. “It’s MAGIC, Ms. Zinke! No, really, you have to call it that!”
Sharon Zinke is a consultant in literacy development and reading intervention. She has worked extensively with struggling readers at elementary, middle, and high schools in her years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, resource specialist, and literacy consultant. Most recently, she has worked with elementary and middle schools to quickly raise the decoding and word recognition levels of students reading significantly below grade level.
Sharon has published two books with Scholastic: The Decoding Solution: Rime Magic and Fast Success for Struggling Readers (2013) and Rime Magic: Phonics-Powered Prevention and Intervention for All Students (2017)