Laura Candler

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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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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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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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Back to School Super Start is all you need for a super start to the school year! The first week of school is the most critical week of the year, and it's important to get your class on the right track from the first day. Spending a little time
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I'm the Greatest is an engaging activity for comparing numbers and reading word names aloud. You can play this math game with the whole class or have your students play it in cooperative learning teams or math centers. The game involves having
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Fun and engaging whole class review and cooperative learning lesson! Save paper by having students work in teams to practice plural nouns. This 21-page packet includes a review of regular and irregular plural noun formation, an interactive
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What if you could significantly improve your students' problem-solving abilities in just 15 minutes a day? What if your students actually began to look forward to those 15 minutes of problem-solving and even asked you for MORE???? No need to wonder
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Seek & Spell Challenge is an engaging word work activity that's so fun your kids won't even know they're learning! But while they are working, they're improving both spelling and foundational reading skills. Newly Updated with Google Classroom
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The Math Problem Solving Mega Bundle includes all 4 American versions of the Daily Math Puzzler books (A-D) and both of the International versions (A and B). Each Daily Math Puzzler product includes a folder of editable PowerPoint documents to
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Parts of the Water Cycle Task Cards includes two levels of task cards with a total of 32 printable task cards and 32 task card images. These task cards show examples of water cycle concepts in everyday life. A teacher's guide with tips and
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The Telling Time / Elapsed Time Math Game Bundle includes two games to practice time skills. Click the links below to preview these products: • Racing Through Elapsed Time (with QR Codes) • Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time to the Nearest
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Exploring Perimeter is a comprehensive resource for developing and practicing perimeter concepts. You'll find activity pages, lessons, and hands-on activities to use with grades 2 through 5. Because it includes a wide variety of materials for many
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Go for Green Stoplight System is a classroom-proven method designed to make classroom management both easy and effective! This packet includes the printables and patterns that you need to create a stoplight bulletin board in your classroom; all you
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When March rolls around and the weather begins to warm, teaching can become a challenge. These seasonal activities will ensure that your students are on task and learning when spring fever starts to hit! In this packet you'll find two pages of
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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
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Plural or Possessive? Task Cards and More! includes short answer task cards and lesson suggestions for introducing the concept of possessive nouns. The activities are designed to help students distinguish between plural nouns and singular possessive
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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
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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
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Create Your Own Class Handbook includes directions and editable documents to make it easy for you to create a unique handbook for your classroom. You can customize one of the five cover designs and edit the handbook pages to include information
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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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