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By Laura Candler
Place Value Partners is a place value game for math centers, cooperative learning partners, small guided math groups, or even whole class instruction. The concept is similar to the game Battleship with partners facing each other across a barrier.
Subjects:
Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3
$4.95
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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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1376 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Simplify and Snap is a fun math game that kids love! Players earn snap cubes for simplifying fractions correctly, and they compete to see who can create the tallest tower. QR codes make this math game even more engaging! It includes 3 levels of task
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
1120 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Geometry: Exploring the Basics includes hands-on lessons and no-prep printables designed to help students master those basic concepts of geometry. The activities are aligned with Common Core Standards in Grades 2 - 4. You'll find lots of
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Printables
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
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927 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...
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By Laura Candler
Racing Through Elapsed Time is a math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in centers. It includes student directions, a game board, math problem cards with QR code answers, and a printable answer key. Racing Through Elapsed
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$3.50
672 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Order of Operations Bingo Level 1 includes strategies for reviewing order of operations, a practice worksheet, and a ready-to-use Bingo game. The game can be played with the class, in math centers, in cooperative learning teams, or in small guided
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
5.OA.A.1
$4.50
455 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...
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563 ratings
4.0
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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
671 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Area and Perimeter Tic-Tac-Toss is a partner math game for practicing area and perimeter. Two versions of the task cards are included, one with the polygon dimensions given in customary units and the other using metric units. To play the Area and
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.3
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By Laura Candler
Decimal Place Value Bingo Showdown from Laura Candler is a variation of the classic Bingo game that can be used for whole group instruction, small guided math groups, cooperative learning teams, or in learning centers. Decimal Place Value Review
Subjects:
Math, Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
375 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Classifying Polygons Printables (Practices or Tests) - Are you required to teach specific quadrilateral and triangle concepts? If so, you'll find these printables to be super helpful! There are 2 versions of this worksheet, so you can use the first
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Basic Math
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
335 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Gallon Robot is a gender-free version of Gallon Man or Gallon Girl, and Gallon Robot to the Rescue is much more than a set of gallon man patterns! It's a comprehensive resource of teaching strategies and printables to help your students remember and
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 5.MD.A.1
$4.95
308 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Order of Operations Bingo Game Level 2 includes strategies for reviewing order of operations using PEMDAS, a practice worksheet, and a ready-to-use Bingo game. The game can be played with the class, in math centers, in cooperative learning teams, or
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.50
293 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Comparing and Ordering Fractions Task Cards can be used to turn any fraction review into an engaging lesson! The set includes 32 unique short answer fraction task cards, 2 types of recording forms, and answers. Loads of fraction word problems
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$3.95
354 ratings
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By Laura Candler
I'm the Greatest is an engaging activity for comparing numbers and reading word names aloud. You can play this math game with the whole class or have your students play it in cooperative learning teams or math centers. The game involves having
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.4, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3
$3.50
365 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Amazing Angles includes two active engagement lessons for introducing and reviewing the types of angles. Both lessons require students to apply their knowledge of angle classification, and the challenge activity requires higher level thinking.
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$3.95
316 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.50
316 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Parts of the Water Cycle Task Cards includes two levels of task cards with a total of 32 printable task cards and 32 task card images. These task cards show examples of water cycle concepts in everyday life. A teacher's guide with tips and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
$4.50
223 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Capture the Decimals is an exciting math game for comparing and ordering decimals. There are two variations of the game, a whole class version and a partner version, and there are three levels of game cards. Students take turns placing decimal cards
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3b, 4.NF.C.7
$4.95
282 ratings
4.0
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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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