Laura Candler

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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more complex sentences. It starts with a
Subjects:
Grammar, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1, L.5.3a
$5.95
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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
1697 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
1455 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Geometry: Exploring the Basics includes hands-on lessons, engaging activities, no-prep printables, and two tests that were designed to help students master the basic concepts of geometry. These resources are aligned with Common Core Standards in
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Printables
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$6.95
1000 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
902 ratings
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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
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By Laura Candler
Racing Through Elapsed Time is an exciting math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in math centers. It includes student directions, a game board, math word problem task cards with QR code answers, a printable answer key, and
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$5.50
730 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
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By Laura Candler
Frustrated because your students don't know their times tables? Looking for specific teaching strategies for teaching and reinforcing multiplication and division facts? Mastering Math Facts is a comprehensive resource that includes dozens of
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7
$14.95
738 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This Poetry Unit Bundle is a huge collection of poetry lessons, activities, printables and task cards that will make it easy to teach your students how to read, write, and LOVE poetry! This bundle also includes a poetry webinar with inspiration and
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Professional Development
$37.20
$24.95
653 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Area and Perimeter Tic-Tac-Toss is a partner math game for practicing area and perimeter. Two versions of the task cards are included, one with the polygon dimensions given in customary units and the other using metric units. To play the Area and
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.3
$4.95
493 ratings
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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...
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By Laura Candler
Comparing and Ordering Fractions Task Cards can be used to turn any fraction review into an engaging lesson! The set includes 32 unique short answer fraction task cards, 2 types of recording forms, and answers. Loads of fraction word problems
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$3.95
395 ratings
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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...
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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
381 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Possessive and Plural Nouns includes 4 printables: Form A and Form B of 2 different worksheets. Both singular and plural possessive nouns are included on these printables, which can be used for practice or for assessment. Full-sized answer keys are
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1b, L.3.2d, L.4.1g, L.4.2d, L.5.1e, L.5.2e
$2.25
229 ratings
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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
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
332 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Comparing Fractions Interactive Lessons is a series of step-by-step interactive mini-lessons to help students explore the concepts of equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and ordering fractions. These teacher-directed lessons and activities
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Minilessons
$7.95
324 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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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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