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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
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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
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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
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685 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
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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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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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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
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
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
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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
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By Laura Candler
Tricky Words Bingo is a fun way for students to practice using 24 commonly-confused words correctly. This spelling and vocabulary game can be played with the entire class during whole group instruction, and it’s also perfect for small guided
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.2.4a, L.3.4a, L.4.1g, L.4.4a, L.5.4a
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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
Holidays are fun to celebrate, but they also provide opportunities for meaningful learning. In this 24-page packet of November teaching resources, you'll find directions and printables for a Veteran's Day activity plus numerous activities for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
164 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The Sensational Sentences Writing Activities Bundle includes two products, Sentence Go Round and Sensational Sentences . Both products include engaging lessons and activities for teaching kids to write better sentences, and they work well together.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Google Apps
$9.45
$6.95
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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
4th Grade CCSS Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards Bundle includes my Common Core Aligned Reading Discussion Prompts and the Talking Sticks Book Discussion Activity and Task Cards for grade 4. The Reading Discussion Prompts are for whole
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$6.50
$4.95
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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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