Laura Candler

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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part unit with poetry lessons for introducing poetic devices, analyzing, and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a collection of activities
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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,
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Racing Through Elapsed Time is a math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in centers. It includes student directions, a game board, math problem cards with QR code answers, and a printable answer key. Racing Through Elapsed
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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. Your purchase includes a
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Customary Measurement Conversions is a comprehensive collection of 70 pages teaching resources to review and assess customary measurement basic units and conversions. You'll find math center games, measurement task cards, cooperative learning
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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Looking for poetry lessons and activities? This Poetry Unit Bundle includes 7 of Laura Candler's resources for teaching kids how to read, write, and LOVE poetry. Click the products below to preview them, and return to this page to purchase the
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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
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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
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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
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Mystery Vocabulary Detectives is a cooperative learning and critical thinking activity for reviewing vocabulary. You can play this vocabulary game as a whole class, or students can play it within cooperative learning teams. Included are two sets of
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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
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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 ( Laura is the author of 7 published books and over 100 ebooks.


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!


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


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


Laura Candler is a retired elementary teacher with 30 years classroom experience as well as the owner of the Teaching Resources website ( 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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