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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
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By Laura Candler
Kick off January with a bang when you use these exciting lessons with your students! This 28-page packet includes directions and over a dozen printables for January or winter including literacy, math, science, and social studies activities. Why
Subjects:
Word Problems, General Science, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
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October Activities is a 34-page packet that's loaded with over a dozen engaging learning activities for upper elementary students. Each activity comes with directions and printables to make them quick and easy to use. You'll find several fire safety
Subjects:
Math, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
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By Laura Candler
Water Cycle Sorting is an engaging review activity to help students distinguish between three confusing water cycle terms: precipitation, condensation, and evaporation. Students work with a partner or with a cooperative learning team to sort 16 task
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
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Gifts for Santa's Scientists is a fun, multi-day cooperative learning lesson in which students research 12 types of scientists to learn about their areas of study. Then they share and discuss their research information with their teams. The
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Laura Candler
Icy Road Investigation is a hands-on science activity that uses simple materials to help your students understand why roads are treated with a mixture of sand and salt during the winter. After conducting the investigation, students will discuss how
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
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By Laura Candler
Nonfiction Graphic Organizers: Teaching Tools to Boost Reading Comprehension includes 15 unique graphic organizers with step-by-step mini-lessons that can be used almost any subject area. These graphic organizers work with a wide variety of
Subjects:
Reading, Science, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$6.95
23 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The Discussion Strategies Bundle includes two products, Talking Sticks Discussions and Discussion Connections. Both resources are designed to help students learn to participate actively in whole group or cooperative learning discussions. These
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
$10.45
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Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of activities to explore environmental issues based on the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg. Just a Dream was written by Chris Van Allsburg back in 1990, but its message of the importance of taking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Environment, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Sorting is an activity that helps students understand the differences between these three concepts by having them sort examples into categories. Students work with a partner or cooperative learning team to review
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
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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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