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Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part unit with poetry lessons for introducing poetic devices, analyzing, and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a collection of activities
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Looking for poetry lessons and activities? This Poetry Unit Bundle includes 7 of Laura Candler's resources for teaching kids how to read, write, and LOVE poetry. Click the products below to preview them, and return to this page to purchase the
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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
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Writing Poetry includes teaching strategies and printables to implement a poetry workshop in your classroom. Throughout the unit, your students will learn to express themselves through imagery and free-verse poetry. You'll find specific poetry
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Poetry Task Cards includes 24 unique multiple choice task cards that can be used to review, practice, or assess knowledge of the eight poetic devices listed below. There are three task cards for each poetic device: one definition and two different
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Crafting Comparison Poems includes step-by-step lessons to teach children how to write vivid imagery and how to craft poems from those sentences or phrases. The first lesson is teacher-directed and guides students through the process of writing
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How to Teach Poetry, Step by Step is a collection of resources from my poetry webinar, How to Teach Kids to Love Poetry (Even If You Don’t). During this presentation, I explained how to teach a complete poetry unit for upper elementary students that
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Color poems are easy and fun to write, so this lesson makes a great end-of-the-year writing activity. Color Poetry Magic includes a teacher's guide with detailed lesson plans, ready-to-use printables, and Google Classroom resources. You can preview
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A bio poem is a simple poem written about a person, and it follows a predictable pattern. You can have students write Bio Poems about themselves, or they can write about famous historical figures, book characters, people they admire, and so on. This
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How to Teach Kids to Love Poetry (Even If You Don't) is a poetry webinar that I present live twice a year, and the video recording is available as a professional development webinar in my TpT store. Register here to see a free replay of this
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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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