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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more complex sentences. It starts with a
Subjects:
Grammar, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1, L.5.3a
$5.95
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By Laura Candler
Math Stations for Middle Grades was designed for grades 3 - 6, and the strategies can be adapted for other grade levels. The management suggestions and resources in this resource will make it easy for you to implement math stations or math centers
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$8.95
2287 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Place Value Partners is a place value game for math centers, cooperative learning partners, small guided math groups, or even whole class instruction. The concept is similar to the game Battleship with partners facing each other across a barrier.
Subjects:
Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3
$4.95
1669 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Analyzing Character Traits includes a variety of lessons, strategies, and printables aligned with the Common Core Reading Standards for Grades 3 - 5 that deal with character analysis. In this unit, you'll find a lesson on how authors reveal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
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By Laura Candler
Simplify and Snap is a fun math game that kids love! Players earn snap cubes for simplifying fractions correctly, and they compete to see who can create the tallest tower. QR codes make this math game even more engaging! It includes 3 levels of task
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$3.95
1192 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Geometry: Exploring the Basics includes hands-on lessons, engaging activities, no-prep printables, and two tests that were designed to help students master the basic concepts of geometry. These resources are aligned with Common Core Standards in
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Printables
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$6.95
992 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part poetry unit with lessons and activities for introducing poetic devices, analyzing poetry, and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.2.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.5, RL.5.4
$8.95
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By Laura Candler
Character Bio Reports is a great way to teach kids how to write an organized report or essay about a person or character... without copying and pasting facts from a website. This assignment requires students to choose a famous person or character,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Study Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Projects
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.2, W.5.4...
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By Laura Candler
Classify It! Exploring Quadrilaterals is an exciting collection of lessons and activities to help students master quadrilateral classification. This product includes printables and directions for an introductory lesson, a cooperative learning
Subjects:
Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.50
727 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Racing Through Elapsed Time is an exciting math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in math centers. It includes student directions, a game board, math word problem task cards with QR code answers, a printable answer key, and
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$5.50
727 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Multiple Intelligence Theory for Kids: Step-by-Step Lessons and Ready-to-Use Printables from Laura Candler is a classroom-tested resource for introducing Dr. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory to children. This bundle includes a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$13.95
$9.95
569 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Customary Measurement Conversions is a huge collection of 70 pages teaching resources to review and assess customary measurement units and conversions. You'll find math center games, measurement task cards, cooperative learning activities,
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Task Cards
$9.50
705 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Order of Operations Bingo Level 1 includes strategies for reviewing order of operations, a practice worksheet, and a ready-to-use Bingo game. The game can be played with the class, in math centers, in cooperative learning teams, or in small guided
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
5.OA.A.1
$4.95
541 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Order of Operations Task Cards, Bingo Games, and Tests Bundle includes everything you need to introduce and practice order of operations! These materials are also perfect for a review or test prep activity. There are two levels of resources, with
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Games
CCSS:
5.OA.A.1
$20.80
$13.95
495 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy includes 5 short videos for teachers plus the printables you need to set up and run Literature Circles in your classroom. This method does not include Literature Circle roles, so the program is easy
Subjects:
Reading, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.3, SL.4.1, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d...
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547 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Polygon Explorations has hands-on geometry lessons, games, and activities for introducing polygons and classifying them according to their attributes. Sorting polygons is one of the most effective ways for kids to learn about 2-dimensional shapes,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.95
594 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Frustrated because your students don't know their times tables? Looking for specific teaching strategies for teaching and reinforcing multiplication and division facts? Mastering Math Facts is a comprehensive resource that includes dozens of
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7
$14.95
735 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
This Poetry Unit Bundle is a huge collection of poetry lessons, activities, printables and task cards that will make it easy to teach your students how to read, write, and LOVE poetry! This bundle also includes a poetry webinar with inspiration and
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Professional Development
$37.20
$24.95
653 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Area and Perimeter Tic-Tac-Toss is a partner math game for practicing area and perimeter. Two versions of the task cards are included, one with the polygon dimensions given in customary units and the other using metric units. To play the Area and
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.3
$4.95
492 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students know how to have REAL discussions where they actually listen to each other and link their ideas to others in the group? If not, Discussion Connections has the tools you need to foster effective cooperative learning discussions. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1a, SL.K.1b, SL.1.1, SL.1.1b, SL.1.1c, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.1, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Laura has 30 years of teaching experience in grades 4, 5, and 6. In addition, she shares her teaching strategies with others via the virtual File Cabinet and her blog on Teaching Resources (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of 7 published books and over 100 ebooks.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Laura is known for her active engagement strategies and cooperative learning lessons. She believes in teaching students to accept responsibility for their own behavior and learning. She uses many interactive strategies and hands-on math lessons. Laura is passionate about using the Reading Workshop approach to share the joy of reading with kids!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Milken Family Foundation Awardee, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Author of educational books for teachers, Creator of Teaching Resources website

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Chapel Hill Master of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Pembroke

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Laura Candler is a retired elementary teacher with 30 years classroom experience as well as the owner of the Teaching Resources website (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of over a dozen books for teachers. She was recognized as a Milken Family Foundation recipient and has her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

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