Kathryn Starke

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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
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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
$2.00
1
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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
$2.00
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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, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study
$5.00
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By Kathryn Starke
This excerpt from best selling book, Tackle Reading, includes graphic organizers and activities that can be implemented with any book. Tackle Reading was selected as one of the top 10 most enlightening books for teachers to read.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$5.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.42 MB)
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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Literature Circles
$2.00
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By Kathryn Starke
READO is the reading version of a BINGO game. Students receive a board that contains the titles of popular children's books. Teachers have a list of character and setting clues to call out for students to listen to and match on their board to win.
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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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
$2.00
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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
$2.00
Digital Download DOC (0.25 MB)
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
$1.00
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By Kathryn Starke
The Toothpaste Millionaire is a middle grade book that supports financial literacy. This book guide has activities to teach context clues in each chapter and an exit ticket to check comprehension by chapter.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
FREE
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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
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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
FREE
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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
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
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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
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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
FREE
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By Kathryn Starke
We want to help children and families Tackle Reading at home. Therefore, we have created a language arts football packet, created a webpage of football themed books, and will be providing reading coaching tips and stories from NFL athletes and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Activities
FREE
Digital Download DOCX (0.59 MB)
By Kathryn Starke
Ten weeks of activities that support reading, writing, and family engagement are included each day in this summer literacy calendar with access to incredible books and titles.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Kathryn Starke
Do your third, fourth, or fifth grade students enjoy independent reading or are they "fake reading" the whole time? This motivational piece increases student engagement while getting kids hooked on reading. Some students just need a little extra
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
Digital Download DOCX (0.13 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years in Public Education Classroom Teacher: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Reading Specialist: K-5 District Literacy Coach: K-5 Urban Literacy Consultant: PreK-12

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 Nominee Who's Who Among Professional Women Top 50 Authors You Should Be Reading, 2012 Top 20 Educational Experts You Should Be Following, 2019

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a national urban literacy consultant, author, and the founder of Creative Minds Publications, LLC, a global literacy educational company. I travel around the country to help schools achieve reading success and share my reading TRICK (Teaching Reading in the Classroom with Kathryn). www.creativemindspublications.com www.facebook.com/creativemindspublications @KathrynStarke, Twitter, Instagram

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