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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
Math Stations for Middle Grades was designed for grades 3 - 6, and the strategies can be adapted for other grade levels. The management suggestions and resources in this resource will make it easy for you to implement math stations or math centers
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$8.95
2299 ratings
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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
1687 ratings
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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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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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
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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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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
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
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By Laura Candler
Gallon Robot to the Rescue is much more than a set of Gallon Man or Gallon Girl patterns! It's a comprehensive collection of teaching strategies and printables to help your students learn to convert between the customary units of capacity. The
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
$5.50
373 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
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
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By Laura Candler
Factor Race Game and Mini Lesson includes an exciting math game plus a mini-lesson and instructional resources for teaching students how to find the factors of a number quickly. The task cards used in the game include QR codes, but a traditional
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.OA.B.4
$4.95
368 ratings
4.0
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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
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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
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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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