Kathryn Starke

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Kathryn Starke
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By Kathryn Starke
This geography unit, specifically designed for first and second graders, covers standards from basic map skills to the seven continents. Teachers and children will enjoy the engaging literature and activities that make up this unit. A short
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
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By Kathryn Starke
This is the perfect bookmark to motivate your primary grade students to become independent readers.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
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By Kathryn Starke
This 6 week layout allows teachers to provide a daily vocabulary question to teach affixes, context clues, homophones, and many other word analysis features. Often used in preparation of standardized testing.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Test Prep, Minilessons
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By Kathryn Starke
Implement Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in your classroom or grade level as a read aloud or novel study. This comprehensive book guide includes reading, writing, research, and enrichment activities.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study
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By Kathryn Starke
This is a primary unit that teaches the seven continents intended for first, second, and third grade classes.
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
FREE
11 ratings
3.9
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By Kathryn Starke
After reading Amy's Travels, children in first and second grade can create their own booklet entitled ___________'s Travels to learn about their city, state, country, and continent.
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Kathryn Starke
It is a challenging task for students to distinguish between contractions, possessives, and plurals. This sort allows them to do just that!
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
4th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Kathryn Starke
These bookmarks are a great treat to promote and motivate reading any time of year. They match perfectly with your social studies unit teaching the seven continents. Other great times of year include Hispanic Heritage Month, Geography Awareness
Subjects:
Reading, Geography
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Kathryn Starke
This reading contract can be used with novel or longer text to address all essential strategies associated with great reading comprehension.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10
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1 rating
4.0
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By Kathryn Starke
A comprehension and activity guide used to complement multicultural children's book, Amy's Travels (perfect for teaching the seven continents).
Subjects:
Reading, Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
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By Kathryn Starke
A special handout to help children understand the basic phonics and word structure rules in reading
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts
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By Kathryn Starke
A handout that parents can easily use to support reading at home with their elementary school children.
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, For Parents
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By Kathryn Starke
A bookmark for your upper elementary grade student to focus on strategy based reading!
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, For Principals & Administrators
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By Kathryn Starke
This simple chart allows children in the primary grades to identify the character, setting, and main idea by using illustrations and labels.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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By Kathryn Starke
A teacher's guide to using classic and new children's picture books with social studies and science objectives in a primary/elementary school classroom. Book list, original book guides, and book guide template included.
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Social Studies - History), General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Literature Circles
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By Kathryn Starke
Two very simple documents for basic guided reading lesson plans. One is a daily option for all groups and one is a weekly option for all groups.
Subjects:
Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books
FREE
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By Kathryn Starke
A 3 day plan for DRA 30/Guided Reading Level N using the book Amy's Travels, a multicultural children's book teaching the 7 continents. Amy takes children on an adventure to learn about the geography, diversity and culture of our world.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books, Cultural Activities
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By Kathryn Starke
Cut up these squares to distribute to children as a motivating tool to remind children they are smart in reading! I am SMART (Simply Marvelous at Reading Tests)-a great way to encourage students to use reading strategies during assessments.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Classroom Forms
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By Kathryn Starke
Tackle Reading is a book, tour, and movement to promote quality reading instruction at home and in school. This book motivates children, supports parents, and inspires teachers to love literacy! This bookmarks are the perfect tool to do the same
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Professional Development
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By Kathryn Starke
An online scavenger hunt for teachers to learn more about reading education in the classroom while earning prizes and having fun along the way!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Coaching
Grades:
Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Test Prep, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10 years of teaching first, second, and third grade, all in urban public schools. I am currently an elementary school literacy specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I used hands-on materials and creative lessons to provide engaging, leveled, and developmentally appropriate language arts lessons at the elementary school level.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

REB Teacher of the Year Nominee John B. Cary Elementary School Teacher of the Year Runner-up Who's Who Among Professional Women

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate degree in elementary education and Master's degree in Literacy and Culture

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also a children's author and the founder/CEO of Creative Minds Publications and Creative Minds Consulting, a global educational company that provides products and services to provide quality literacy instruction. www.creativemindspublications.com www.facebook.com/creativemindspublications

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