Laura Candler

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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
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
229 ratings
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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
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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
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.95
154 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
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Possessive and Plural Nouns Task Cards includes 24 multiple choice printable task cards and task card images that can be used to review, practice, or assess possessive and plural noun usage. These task cards can be used to supplement the lessons and
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.95
72 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Sensational Sentences: Sentence Writing Practice is a collection of editable Google documents with ready-to-use sentence writing activities to teach kids how to identify complete sentences, sentence fragments, and run-on sentences. Students also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$4.95
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
FREE
3422 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The ABC Mini Book is a blank ABC booklet that you can use for a variety of projects. It only takes two sheets of paper per student and takes much less time to complete than ABC projects requiring a full sheet of paper for each letter of the
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
50 ratings
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What a Dilemma! is a collection of reading and writing activities based on the poetry book Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George. Each poem can stand alone, but together they tell the story of Jessica, the big sister, and the
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
FREE
48 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, you can use these winter-themed task cards as starter sentences for them to expand and revise with details. There are two sets of sentences. The first set has basic sentences
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
84 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, you can use these spring-themed task cards as starter sentences for them to expand and revise with details. One set of sentences deals with signs of spring in nature, and the other
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
FREE
52 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, teach them how to jazz up their sentences with vivid vocabulary as they expand these summer-themed sentences. One set of sentences deals with signs of summer in nature, and the
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
FREE
32 ratings
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By Laura Candler
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
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
116 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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