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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
897 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The Literature Circles | Classroom Book Clubs Discussion Bundle includes three products that will motivate your students to love reading as they learn how to have productive team discussions. The most important component of this bundle is Classroom
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.4.1, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.1...
$24.85
$17.50
274 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after reading a book aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction, or when conducting a
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4...
$3.50
270 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide describes an easy teacher-tested method for implementing Reading Workshop in your classroom. You'll learn how to motivate readers by providing time for independent reading and reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, EBooks, Professional Documents
$14.95
280 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.06 MB)
By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a discussion strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after reading a book aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction, or when conducting a
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
272 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a discussion strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used with the class after a read aloud or basal reading selection, during small group instruction, or in cooperative learning
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
294 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.28 MB)
By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a discussion strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used with the class after a read aloud or basal reading selection, during small group instruction, or in cooperative learning
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
268 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core is a 161-page published ebook that includes over 3 dozen graphic organizers, but it's far more than a book of printables. It also includes mini-lessons for how to teach
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.8, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1...
$14.95
249 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide and Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core make up this Reading Workshop and Graphic Organizers Bundle. Power Reading Workshop outlines a step-by-step approach to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$29.90
$22.95
242 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
5th Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Bundle includes my Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Activity with CCSS Discussion cards for grade 5. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for whole group use, and the Talking
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$6.50
$4.95
197 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
3rd Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards Bundle includes my Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Book Discussion task cards for grade 3. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for whole group use, and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$6.50
$4.95
213 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
4th Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards Bundle includes my Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Book Discussion Activity and Task Cards for grade 4. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for whole
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$6.50
$4.95
189 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Create Your Own Word Wall Cards includes a set of editable PowerPoint templates and directions that will make it easy for you to create your own word wall cards in just minutes. Why purchase a set of word wall cards with hundreds of cards when you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Word Walls
$4.95
136 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
2nd Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards Bundle includes my 2nd grade Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Book Discussion Activity and Task Cards for grade 2. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$6.50
$4.95
156 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
5th Grade CCSS Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts is a collection of 3 sets of 8 prompts each to guide whole class or cooperative learning discussions. Using these 24 prompts will foster effective discussions and help you meet English Language Arts
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
79 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Mastering Math Facts Multiplication and Division, Graphic Organizers for Reading, and Power Reading Workshop are included in one cost-saving bundle. All three ebooks by Laura Candler feature easy-to-follow lessons, ready-to-use printables, and
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$44.85
$29.95
111 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
1st Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards Bundle includes my Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Book Discussion Activity and Task Cards for 1st grade. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for whole
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
1st
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Task Cards
$6.50
$4.95
101 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
4th Grade CCSS Reading Question Prompts is a collection of 3 sets of 8 discussion prompts to guide whole class or cooperative learning discussions. Using these 24 prompts will foster effective discussions and help you meet Common Core English
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
79 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
3rd Grade CCSS Reading Question Prompts is a collection of 3 sets of 8 discussion prompts to guide whole class or cooperative learning discussions. Using these 24 Common Core Aligned prompts will foster effective discussions and help you meet
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
72 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (6.72 MB)
By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a discussion strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used with the class after a read aloud, with basal reading selection, or during small group instruction. This product includes 24
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
1st
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Task Cards
$3.50
79 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.93 MB)
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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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