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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
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
897 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
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By Laura Candler
Multiple Intelligence Theory for Kids: Step-by-Step Lessons and Ready-to-Use Printables from Laura Candler is a classroom-tested resource for introducing Dr. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory to children. This bundle includes a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$13.95
$9.95
570 ratings
4.0
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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...
$14.95
550 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
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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...
$4.95
577 ratings
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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
Learning to set goals is a powerful skill that most of us were never taught in school. Yet, knowing how to set goals can mean the difference between success and failure for many students. The Classroom Goal Setting teacher's guide describes a
Subjects:
Study Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Printables
$5.95
504 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Math Stations with Editable Templates includes the Laura Candler's book, Math Stations for Middle Grades, as well as EDITABLE templates in both PowerPoint and Publisher format. The management strategies and resources in this resource will make it
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Math Centers
$10.95
474 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Back to School Super Start is all you need for a super start to the school year! The first week of school is the most critical week of the year, and it's important to get your class on the right track from the first day. Spending a little time
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$10.95
539 ratings
4.0
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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...
$24.85
$17.50
274 ratings
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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...
$3.50
270 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This bundle includes the PDF version of Math Stations for Middle Grades (upper elementary), EDITABLE templates in both PowerPoint and Publisher format, and all of my Just Add Task Cards games. These games are easy to customize by adding your own
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$29.95
$21.95
216 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Go for Green Stoplight System is a classroom-proven method designed to make classroom management both easy and effective! This packet includes the printables and patterns that you need to create a stoplight bulletin board in your classroom; all you
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
316 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
Create Your Own Class Handbook includes directions and editable documents to make it easy for you to create a unique handbook for your classroom. You can customize one of the five cover designs and edit the handbook pages to include information
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.95
330 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Writing Poetry includes poetry lessons, activities, and printables that will make it easy to implement a poetry workshop in your classroom. These resources will help your students learn to express themselves by writing free-verse poetry filled with
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Printables
$4.95
161 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Tracking My Goals is an 8.5” by 5.5” booklet students can use as a journal and data tracking tool to record their goals and track their progress over time. Included in this packet are patterns for the front and back cover as well as for the inside
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, School Counseling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$3.95
191 ratings
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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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