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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
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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
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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
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...
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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...
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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
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
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
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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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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
230 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
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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...
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$17.50
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By Laura Candler
Possessive Noun Showdown: Task Cards & More! includes short answer task cards and lesson suggestions for introducing possessive nouns. This packet includes directions for a whole-class introduction as well as activities for cooperative learning
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.3.1b, L.3.2d, L.4.1g, L.4.2d, L.5.1, L.5.2e
$4.95
290 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Buddy Bio Poems is a fun partner writing activity in which students interview a classmate and write a bio poem about him or her. This activity makes a great back-to-school icebreaker, but it can also be at other times during the year. Buddy Bio
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
236 ratings
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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
283 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 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
The Analyzing Character Traits Bundle includes two products that are aligned with Common Core Standards. Use the links below to preview or purchase these items individually: Analyzing Character Traits Character Bio Reports
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Graphic Organizers
$9.45
$6.95
264 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...
$14.95
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By Laura Candler
Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. The ready-to-use discussion cards in this packet will help facilitate the discussion and keep it focused on a particular topic. Editable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4
$4.95
205 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide and Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core make up this Reading Workshop and Graphic Organizers Bundle. Power Reading Workshop outlines a step-by-step approach to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$29.90
$22.95
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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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