Laura Candler

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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
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...
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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 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
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
268 ratings
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
Nonfiction Graphic Organizers: Teaching Tools to Boost Reading Comprehension includes 15 unique graphic organizers with step-by-step mini-lessons that can be used almost any subject area. These graphic organizers work with a wide variety of
Subjects:
Reading, Science, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$6.95
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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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