Come along with Amy on her wonderful journey to all seven continents on earth. This multicultural children's book teaches the geography, culture, and diversity of our world through the eyes of a young girl. Traveling to brand new places is one of the most exciting ways to learn. Based on a true story, Amy's Travels takes readers on a trip they will never forget. This educational resource contains lesson plans that meet elementary school social studies standards. A book guide for parents and teachers is also available. Visit Creative Minds Publications online to download the guide and learn more about Amy's Travels.
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Kathryn Starke spends everyday motivating children to read, think, and learn. As an elementary school reading specialist she provides instruction that enables children to learn to read, and in turn, read to learn. As a classroom teacher, Kathryn found there was a great need for educational children's books that teach the required national social studies standards. With her experience in teaching in urban schol systems, she realized that all students can learn when provided with literature that is enriched with child friendly text and illustrations; therefore, she wrote and published her first children's book, Amy's Travels. She has developed Creative Minds Publications, a company that promotes creative and educational materials for children. Kathryn travels to schools, libraries, museums, and book stores to share Amy's Travels with children, parents, and teachers. She also presents literacy workshops to teachers. Kathryn continues to write and share her passion for literacy with fellow educators.Review:
Written by second grade teacher, Kathryn Starke, Amy's Travels is a softcover children's picturebook that invites young readers to accompany Amy along her trip to all seven of Earth's continents. From the rainforest jungles of Africa to the mountains of South America and the cultured cities of Europe, Amy's Travels offers a child's eye view of the delights of encountering new people, places, and cultures. Simple color drawings on every other page add a unique touch of charm to this storybook, especially recommended for sharing with children before a family trip. --The Midwest Book Review
This children's book by second grade teacher Kathryn Starke is a creative way to tackle some of the requirements of the Standards of Learning (SOLs). With social studies lessons for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers following the story, Starke takes her young readers from Antarctica to Australia while secretly folding in such SOL requirements as relative locations and varied world perspectives. The simply told narrative is based on the real-life travels of Starke's former college suitemate Amy Kramer, whose father worked for the foreign services. The illustrations by Jennifer Carter, Laura Starke, and first grade teacher Charity Wells are childlike and endearing. --Style Weekly
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Book Description Creative Minds Publications, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0976973731