Teaching reading and writing is about to get A LOT easier...
If you're a 3-5 teacher who wants to spend less time lesson planning and more time helping your students become skilled readers and writers, then The Stellar Literacy Collective has you covered!Tell me more!
Raise your hand if you are tired of feeling...
Every day you have to figure out plans and materials for small groups, read aloud, word study, writing... you're tired of spending your nights and weekends on the never-ending lesson planning hamster wheel.
You've got one student who is still struggling to identify the letter "A" and another student reading Romeo and Juliet. You're not sure what your next steps should be to ensure that all students master your grade-level standards.
Maybe not by others - but by yourself. You're finding you compare yourself to other teachers who seem to have adopted the science of reading perfectly, and you're still trying to figure out how to juggle it all.
I get it. I was there too...
For years, I found myself struggling with...
➡︎ Spending hours scrolling through Pinterest, Instagram, and all corners of the internet looking for lesson ideas...
➡︎ Feeling stretched thin, rushed, and frustrated knowing that I could be doing more to support my students, but just didn't have the extra time...
➡︎ Spending tons of money on resources that were fluffy, ineffective, and didn't actually save me time or help my students master the standards.
➡︎ Arriving to work on Monday morning feeling like I was behind before the week even began.
...feeling like teaching wasn't for me anymore.
But then, teaching became a lot easier and more enjoyable.
Here's what changed for me...
➡︎ I discovered how to plan effectively. I stopped doing schoolwork on nights and weekends, yet I was still planned and prepped for every lesson...
➡︎ I figured out systems and routines that helped me provide effective, engaging, and rigorous lessons to my students...
➡︎ Mondays were no longer overwhelming and exhausting. I started each week feeling prepared and confident for the week ahead...
➡︎ I finally saw tangible growth in my students without stretching myself thin and overworking to get there...
And then, I started to share my discovery with teachers around the world.
And it started working for them too!
Don't just take my word for it...
Join the thousands of teachers who are enjoying a stress-free teacher life.Yes! Count me in!
"Planning my lessons has been a breeze. I always know that I have an engaging, rigorous lesson ready to go. I love that the lessons all follow the same format, which helps my students (and myself!) with routine. Worth. Every. Penny!"
Kelsey Moody, Member since 2022
"The number and variety of resources is incredible! Everything literacy is included. The Stellar Teacher Team is truly interested in creating resources that meet both teacher’s and students' needs."
Dena Dornfield, Member since 2021
"I no longer search for resources, they are at my fingertips. Everything is seamless and easy to access. The membership has saved me time, money, and most importantly, my sanity."
Rachel Perry, Member Since 2021
The Stellar Literacy Collective
The membership that gives you everything you need to be an effective, engaging (and way less stressed) literacy teacher.
I just finished up my Unit 1 training in LETRS...
...and it was mostly on syllabication and how very important it is to teach this to our students. I have used a few lessons from the syllables unit inside the membership, and it has EXACTLY what I need for next year! All done for me, so all I have to do is teach.
Your lessons/activities are so well written and useful for every classroom. Thank you for making my life as a teacher easier.
You cannot go wrong with the help you get from this membership. Worth every single penny!
-Jacque Anderson, Member since 2021
The membership has allowed me to spend more time with my family...
...instead of spending hours finding or making quality instructional materials. I’ve been able to deliver content with consistency and quality.
Kids have enjoyed the mentor texts and have been able to apply the skills from our mini-lessons to their own reading, which shows me that what I’ve taught them made sense!
-Janene Goertzen Sparke Member since 2021
The membership saves me so much time...
Everything you need to teach your ELA lessons is already organized and ready to go! There are even resources for when you need to reteach a specific skill to a small group.
I feel confident that I am thoroughly covering all the standards when I use this membership.
I love the community aspect. The Stellar Teacher Team is so thoughtful. They run trainings for the community and are constantly asking for feedback to improve the membership! I can ask a question and know that Sara or one of her team will read it and respond to me within 24 hours.
Using the products in conjunction with listening to the podcast has been a game-changer! It helps me plan my approach and enriches my teaching. I am super grateful I found The Stellar Literacy Collective membership!
-Adrienne Horn, Member since 2021
Here's exactly what's inside The Stellar Literacy Collective Resource Library...
Just print and teach!
Scripted Lesson Plans
Over 150 standard-aligned whole-group mini-lessons! Each lesson is designed to save you time and energy while delivering effective results. With access to our bank of whole-group lessons, you'll be able to take the guesswork out of planning. 👋 Say goodbye to long nights of planning and hello to more time for yourself.
Word Study Resources
We offer a variety of word study activities, including word sorts, word-building activities, reading passages, and teaching slides. Each engaging activity is designed to help your students develop a deeper understanding of key word study concepts like syllabication, affixes, and root words. We want to make it easy and fun for you to focus on word study.
Easy to prep and teach!
Our 130+ small group lesson sets come complete with lesson plans, reading passages, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, and answer keys. Get access to our 4th/5th-grade lessons and our brand-new 3rd-grade set. They are perfect for targeting specific reading skills. 💛 Teachers love how engaging and effective they are.
Quick & Easy!
Our year-long vocabulary routines are some of our members' favorite resources. 🤩 With these quick and easy routines, your students will build a robust vocabulary and develop a deep understanding of the most common Greek and Latin roots and affixes.🙌 Students build confidence with these weekly routines.
400+ Task Cards & Passages
Reading Passages & Task Cards
We know that sometimes students just need a little extra practice. ✅Whether you're trying to build background knowledge in a specific science topic or you want your students to become more familiar with text structure. We have a variety of reading passages and task cards your students will love.
Brand New Addition!
Paragraph Writing Routine
Teaching writing is tough, but not when you use our simple 6-step paragraph writing framework. Your students will quickly build confidence when they realize they CAN write a stellar paragraph. 👉 With our lessons, you'll know exactly how to use your writing time to make the biggest impact. Each month members will get a new set of writing plans to cover different genres.
...and more reading and writing resources.
How does this sound?
What would it be like if...
✔ ... you woke up tomorrow and ever day feeling a sense of calm because you now have the exact resources you need to create a stellar literacy block?
✔ ... you walked into your classroom every Monday morning excited about your lesson plans for the week?
✔ ... you could see real, tangible progress in all your students' reading and writing abilities?
✔ ... you left your classroom each and every day way earlier than normal and headed home to spend more time with your family or friends because your lesson plans were done and ready, not blank and daunting.
...instead of being stressed and overwhelmed with teaching, you were excited and energized?
"I work with a variety of students in both Sped and ESL, and the membership resources allow me to differentiate with ease..."
Elizabeth Nelson, Member since 2021
"This membership has such a wonderful collection of materials to make teaching all things literacy a breeze! It has saved me this year."
Missy Ferguson Member since 2022
The Stellar Literacy Collective was created for reading and writing teachers just like YOU.
To give you the resources you need to teach engaging and effective lessons.
And there is more!
When you join the membership, you'll also get access to these stellar resources:
Set Up a Stellar Literacy Block Mini Course
Our binge-able mini-course will teach you how to teach literacy in upper elementary. The short videos will teach you how to create your schedule, what routines to use, and how to boost engagement during your literacy block.
Our Private Facebook Community
A judgment-free community of like-minded teachers who are here to encourage and support. Whether you have a question, need a recommendation, want to celebrate a win, this community is here for you.
30% off the Stellar Teacher Shop
All members get access to 30% of any Stellar Teacher resources on our website shop as a thank you for being a member.
A special Back-to-School Bonus...
First Ten Days of Reading & Writing Lesson Plans
To help you start the year on the right track, we are including a special bonus to help you introduce and set expectations for your reading and writing block.
➡︎ You'll get special lesson plans and student activities for the First Ten Days of Reading and the First Ten Days of Writing.
✅ After joining this membership, you'll be able to cross back-to-school planning off your list!
I need these first ten day plans!
You're 2 steps away from a stress-free year!
👉 Click any of the yellow enrollment buttons and follow the checkout steps.
Dive into the hundreds of resources waiting for you inside.
Meet your literacy coach
Hi, I'm Sara
Here's the truth: Teaching reading and writing in upper elementary is hard.
But it doesn't have to be.
I've spent over a decade working as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, assistant principal, and curriculum writer.
Through all my experience, I've figured out how to effectively engage upper elementary students in meaningful reading and writing lessons. And I'm on a mission to help as many upper elementary teachers experience the same success.
I created this membership site because I wish I had access to something like this when I was in the classroom.
Let me and my team do all the heavy lifting when it comes to lesson planning so you can focus on what's really important - teaching!
Our Stellar Sneak Peek guarantee
Take TWO FULL days to look around and see if the membership is a good fit for you...
We want you to feel confident in your decision to join The Stellar Literacy Collective. And let's be real for a min - we know many of you are paying for this out of your own pockets.
So here's our promise: once you join The Stellar Literacy Collective, you have 48 hours to take a peek at as many videos as you want and preview our resources. If you take a good look around and don't think this membership is going to work for you, no problem!
We will refund your money within 48 hours - no questions asked.
This is for you if:
✔ You're a 3rd, 4th, or 5th-grade literacy teacher who wants to save time lesson planning.
✔ You like the idea of having rigorous and engaging ready-to-go lesson plans at your fingertips.
✔ You're looking for no-fluff resources that get you through the entire year and will actually help your students master the standards.
This is not for you if:
✗ You're not interested in having access to a year's worth of resources.
✗ You already have a time-saving solution that allows you to leave work at 3pm and enjoy your weekends.
✗ You already have enough rigorous and engaging resources and don't need any more. (But something tells me you wouldn't be on this page if you did.)
See what some of our members have to say...
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly do I get when I sign up?
I'm looking for SOR aligned resources? What if you don't have everything I need?
How will I be able to make these resources work with my district-mandated curriculum?
Is there overlap between resources in your membership and TPT store?
Do you accept payment plans?
What if I still have questions?
Real talk, my friend
Think about how challenging teaching reading and writing is...
Do you really want to try to tackle this school year on your own?
Join the membership today and say goodbye to long nights of lesson planning and say hello to effective and engaging lessons ready to print with the click of a button.
Here's what's waiting for you inside the Stellar Literacy Collective:
✔ A resource library jam-packed with reading and writing resources that work!
✔ A mini-course that won't take you hours to watch but will teach you how to set up a stellar literacy block.
✔ A stellar community filled with like-minded teachers who will support and encourage you this next year.