Karina Harris

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Karina Harris
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By Karina Harris
Read Patricia Polacco's creepy tale and practice valuable reading strategies at the same time! This is designed to cover three days (with my third graders). Also included are two reading response cards.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Karina Harris
This three day unit includes lesson plans and activities to use with Chris Van Allsburg's book, The Widow's Broom. Strategies involved are predicting and confirming, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Vocabulary cards are included, as
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Karina Harris
This unit is designed for a week-long study of Kevin Henkes's book, Chrysanthemum. I have included whole group lesson plans for each day. You will find two sets of vocabulary cards and a test. One set has only the word, while the second set
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Karina Harris
Inside you will find lesson plans and activities for a week long study of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. We use this in conjunction with a six week author study of Kevin Henkes. So within the lesson plans you may find reference to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Karina Harris
This five-day unit is designed for use in grades 2-4. It includes: *lesson plans *vocabulary cards *vocabulary activity cards *vocabulary assessment *compare and contrast venn diagram *compare and contrast craftivity *literary elements
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
1 rating
3.7
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By Karina Harris
This five day literacy unit is intended for use with grade 2-4. It includes: *5-day lesson plans *vocabulary cards, activities, and assessment *author's purpose strategy page *literary elements chart *fluency practice *puppet template *creative
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
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By Karina Harris
This 5 day unit includes, strategy pages for use during reading, characterization and point of view pages, literacy station activities, and vocabulary.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
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By Karina Harris
Tired of losing make up work for your absent students? Use these full page cover designs to create folders for them! I print these out in color, glue them to the front of a pocket folder, then laminate the whole thing. (You'll have to use an
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.50
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By Karina Harris
Use these cute posters to reinforce punctuation symbols and rules. Created with the help of Melonheadz graphics, these posters will liven up any classroom!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Posters
$3.00
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By Karina Harris
Practice page for identifying plural and singular nouns.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Karina Harris
This handout provides practice with identifying main and helping verbs in sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By Karina Harris
I saw this wonderful poster on msfultzscorner.com, and wanted to create one that would match my classroom decor. The result was this set of mini posters.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Karina Harris
Literacy Station for grades 1-3. Students read and sort noun cards, deciding if they are plural or singular.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Karina Harris
This unit includes: vocabulary cards, activity, and test, a writing response prompt a literary elements chart a cause and effect chart a creative activity and writing template for stations
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in public schools since 1996. I have taught first through third, as well as a three year stint as a fourth grade Reading Intervention teacher. In 2004 I received National Board accreditation. I currently teach third grade Reading and Language Arts as part of a gifted cluster team.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a balanced literacy approach that mixes direct teaching of skills and strategies within a broader unit based curriculum. I believe that when students have time to study deeper through units, they make connections that last a lifetime. I also believe that reading and writing are vitally linked, and one is just as important as the other.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I achieved National Board Certification in 2004. I am also a published author, having written 5 works of fiction, currently available on the market.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up overseas, graduating high school from the International School of Bangkok in Thailand. I attained my bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married since 1992 and we have two children who give us joy daily. Our daughter graduates from high school this year (2014), and our son enters high school in the fall. It's going to be a little lonely being the only girl in the house now!

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