Pure Literacy

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Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Now more than ever, the aim is to unlock the power of literacy in the lives of children because our kids-whether in classrooms or at home- deserve no less.
 
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By Pure Literacy
This Building A Community of Writers product is the perfect way to launch your primary writing workshop. This unit includes eleven days of management and routine mini-lessons that will help you lay a strong foundation for your students to be
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
83
Digital Download PDF (6.09 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kindergarten Unit 1 Launching Writing Workshop Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop Curriculum. As a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Study Guides, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.K.3, W.K.5
$12.00
39
Digital Download PDF (4.50 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kid-Friendly Writing Illustrated Checklist Bundle- This product is the complete first-grade checklist bundle of all three writing text types. Teach your students to use checklists to compose pieces with growing independence and confidence.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, L.1.1, L.1.1a, L.1.2
$15.00
$13.50
40
Bundle
By Pure Literacy
First Grade Unit 1 Narrative Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop curriculum. As a Literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
$12.00
49
Digital Download PDF (1.90 MB)
By Pure Literacy
This Building A Community of Writers product is the perfect way to launch your intermediate writing workshop. This unit includes two weeks of management and routine mini-lessons that will help you lay a strong foundation for your students to be
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
$6.00
52
Digital Download PDF (11.11 MB)
By Pure Literacy
This product is the complete Kinder checklist bundle of all three writing text types. These illustrated, grade-specific, kid-friendly writing checklists are designed to provide a visual reminder to students of what they have learned how to do and of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
$15.00
$13.50
39
Bundle
By Pure Literacy
Kindergarten Unit 2 Narrative Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching NotesKindergarten Unit 2 Narrative Curricular Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Coaching
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Professional Documents
$12.00
31
Digital Download PDF (5.12 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Second Grade Unit 1 Narrative Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This 40-page guide is designed to complement, not replace, Common Core Aligned Writing Curriculum by Lucy Calkins.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Professional Documents
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.2.5
$12.00
38
Digital Download PDF (2.07 MB)
By Pure Literacy
First Grade Unit 2 Information Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop Curriculum. As a Literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.7
$12.00
46
Digital Download PDF (2.91 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kindergarten Unit 3 Information Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop Curriculum. As a Literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Coaching
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Study Guides, Minilessons, Professional Documents
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.K.5, W.K.7
$12.00
32
Digital Download PDF (7.58 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Distance Learning Kid-Friendly Writing Illustrated Checklists Digital Version Google Slides- To rise to the challenges of virtual and blended instruction, I put together both print and digital versions of student-friendly illustrated writing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Pure Literacy
To rise to the challenge of the sudden shift in instruction to a remote teaching platform, I created, what has been for me and the teachers I coach, a huge time-saving, distance-learning friendly way to administer the BAS Where to Start Word Test
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards
$6.00
2
Digital Download PDF (2.23 MB)
By Pure Literacy
First Grade Unit 3 Opinion Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop Curriculum. This resource was
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.5, L.1.1
$12.00
21
Digital Download PDF (3.55 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kid-Friendly Writing Illustrated Checklist Bundle- This product is the complete second-grade checklist bundle of all three writing text types. Teach your students to use checklists to compose pieces with growing independence and confidence.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3
$15.00
$13.50
2
Bundle
By Pure Literacy
Second Grade Unit 2 Information Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop curriculum. As a Literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
$12.00
34
Digital Download PDF (3.23 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kindergarten Unit 4 Opinion Writing Curriculum Companion Guide and Coaching Notes was designed with you, the busy educator, in mind. This guide is designed to complement, not replace, the ever-popular Writing Workshop Curriculum. As a Literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.5, W.K.8, L.K.1, L.K.2
$12.00
18
Digital Download PDF (4.42 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Looking for online literacy resources? Who couldn’t use more resources as their go-to’s! This comprehensive list of online literacy resources is sure to come in handy. Think of it as a literacy digital resource toolkit. As a literacy coach,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities, Professional Documents, For Principals & Administrators
FREE
59
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kid-Friendly Information Writing Illustrated Checklists- Teach your students to use checklists to compose pieces with growing independence and confidence. Checklists help students set goals and self-assess their work. They serve as a visual reminder
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.K.5, L.K.1, L.K.1a, L.K.2
$5.00
12
Digital Download PDF (14.00 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Kid-Friendly Narrative Writing Illustrated Checklists- Teach your students to use checklists to compose pieces with growing independence and confidence. Checklists help students set goals and self-assess their work. They serve as a visual reminder
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
CCSS:
W.1.3, W.1.5, L.1.1, L.1.1a
$5.00
12
Digital Download PDF (13.42 MB)
By Pure Literacy
Distance Learning Kid-Friendly Writing Illustrated Checklists Digital Version Google Slides- To rise to the challenges of virtual and blended instruction, I put together both print and digital versions of student-friendly illustrated writing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kathi is a skilled coach, retired district literacy coach, staff developer, veteran teacher, elementary school counselor, experienced Reading Recovery interventionist, LLi interventionist, engaging presenter, valued trainer as well as a published author. She has conducted workshops for numerous school districts and at the community college level. Kathi brings a breadth of experience as she has taught and coached the writing units of study grades K-8 for over twenty years, worked with diverse populations in various school settings. She received extensive literacy and coaching training from Columbia University's Teacher College Reading and Writing Project. Kathi enjoys seeing the impact that explicit teaching and the workshop instructional model has on learners of all ages and loves helping create readers and writers for life!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Drawing upon the most current research and best practices in literacy instruction influence my teaching style. My teaching decisions are based on making student learning engaging, relevant, and meaningful for all children combined with giving timely actionable feedback. Literacy Leaders like Fountas and Pinnell, Lucy Calkins, and Peter Johnston are my mentors.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Master's Degree in Education and PPS Credential, Point Loma University Certified Reading Recovery Teacher, St. Mary's College Contributing Writer for: The Caring Advocate, Care Kids Magazine, Central Coast Parent Magazine, Parents Magazine, National Hospice Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, California Educator Magazine, Caregiver.org, Journalkeepers.com

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA: Child Development, California Polytechnic State University MA: Education, Point Loma University Literacy Coaching training Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Reading Recovery Training-Saint Mary's University Balanced Literacy Training- Ohio University Literacy Training- Fountas and Pinnell Instructional Coaching Training-Jim Knight Cognitive Coaching Training-Bob Costa

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoyed designing creative and unique teaching materials. Teachers Pay Teachers has given me a place to showcase my work. Check out my other store www.hellotwopeasinapod in partnership with Jen Jones at Hello Literacy. Collaborating with fellow teachers and sharing my resources with others inspires me to continue developing educational materials that teachers find useful and engaging for students. Thank you for visiting my store!

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