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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
2803 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Geometry: Exploring the Basics includes hands-on lessons, engaging activities, no-prep printables, and two tests that were designed to help students master the basic concepts of geometry. These resources are aligned with Common Core Standards in
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Printables
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$6.95
998 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Classify It! Exploring Quadrilaterals is an exciting collection of lessons and activities to help students master quadrilateral classification. This product includes printables and directions for an introductory lesson, a cooperative learning
Subjects:
Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.50
731 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Racing Through Elapsed Time is an exciting math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in math centers. It includes student directions, a game board, math word problem task cards with QR code answers, a printable answer key, and
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$5.50
729 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
$4.95
550 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Polygon Explorations has hands-on geometry lessons, games, and activities for introducing polygons and classifying them according to their attributes. Sorting polygons is one of the most effective ways for kids to learn about 2-dimensional shapes,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.95
595 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
$4.95
493 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
685 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
50 States Showdown is an exciting, fast-paced activity for reviewing state names, locations, capitals and/or abbreviations.There are three variations of the basic Showdown game: Find the States Showdown, Name the States Showdown, and States and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$5.95
448 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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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
401 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
$4.95
339 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
337 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Candler
Seek & Spell Challenge is an engaging word work activity that's so fun your kids won't even know they're learning! But while they are working, they're improving both spelling and foundational reading skills. Newly Updated with Google Classroom
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3, RF.3.3a, RF.3.3b, RF.3.3c, RF.3.3d, RF.4.3, RF.4.3a...
$22.95
$13.95
437 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
379 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
324 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
325 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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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
235 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.01 MB)
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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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