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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$8.95
2301 ratings
4.0
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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
1454 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$3.95
1196 ratings
4.0
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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
902 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Study Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Projects
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.2, W.5.4...
$4.50
690 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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. This bundle includes a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$13.95
$9.95
571 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Games
CCSS:
5.OA.A.1
$20.80
$13.95
504 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Reading, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.3, SL.4.1, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d...
$14.95
550 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.95
597 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
685 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Learning to set goals is a powerful skill that most of us were never taught in school. Yet, knowing how to set goals can mean the difference between success and failure for many students. The Classroom Goal Setting teacher's guide describes a
Subjects:
Study Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Printables
$5.95
504 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
50 States Showdown is an exciting, fast-paced activity for reviewing state names, locations, capitals and/or abbreviations.There are three variations of the basic Showdown game: Find the States Showdown, Name the States Showdown, and States and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$5.95
449 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Math Stations with Editable Templates includes the Laura Candler's book, Math Stations for Middle Grades, as well as EDITABLE templates in both PowerPoint and Publisher format. The management strategies and resources in this resource will make it
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Math Centers
$10.95
474 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Order of Operations Bingo Game Level 2 includes strategies for reviewing order of operations using PEMDAS, 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
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.95
342 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Factor Race Game and Mini Lesson includes an exciting math game plus a mini-lesson and instructional resources for teaching students how to find the factors of a number quickly. The task cards used in the game include QR codes, but a traditional
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.OA.B.4
$4.95
372 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Amazing Angles includes two active engagement lessons for introducing and reviewing the types of angles. Both lessons require students to apply their knowledge of angle classification, and the challenge activity requires higher level thinking.
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$3.95
324 ratings
4.0
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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
275 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
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:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$13.95
317 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (33.84 MB)
By Laura Candler
This bundle includes the PDF version of Math Stations for Middle Grades (upper elementary), EDITABLE templates in both PowerPoint and Publisher format, and all of my Just Add Task Cards games. These games are easy to customize by adding your own
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$29.95
$21.95
216 ratings
4.0
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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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