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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
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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
$4.95
1450 ratings
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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
4.0
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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...
$4.95
577 ratings
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$10.95
539 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
$4.50
275 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3, RF.3.3a, RF.3.3b, RF.3.3c, RF.3.3d, RF.4.3, RF.4.3a...
$22.95
$13.95
437 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.4, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3
$3.50
379 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.2, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.4.2d, L.5.2e
$3.50
325 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Math Centers
$13.95
391 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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 (Editable Game with QR Codes)• Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time to the
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$10.45
$7.25
331 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Homework, Printables
$66.70
$46.95
368 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
$5.95
297 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
316 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
229 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
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.2b, L.1.2c, L.3.1b, L.3.1d
$4.95
293 ratings
4.0
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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
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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
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Looking for an engaging math center game for telling time? Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time is a fun way for students to practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes or to the nearest minute. During the game, players earn puzzle pieces for
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 3.MD.A.1
$4.95
351 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.66 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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