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Laura Candler's Mini Pack eLessons

Laura Candler's Mini Pack eLessons

 

Mini Packs are time-saving teaching resources created on a single concept or topic. They include full directions, printables, and answer keys where needed. Complete online previews available for each item. The prices below are for individual classroom use only; visit the Site Licenses and Multiple Orders page for information on school purchases. Looking for the Math and Literacy Mini Pack Combos? They are no longer available from Teaching Resources.

 

 

Featured Mini Pack: Discussion Connections

  Discussion Connections: Fostering Effective Text-based Discussions Discussion Connections (CCSS Aligned)
Grades K-8

Discussion Connections includes five lessons for teaching to students to have more effective text-based discussions by learning to link their ideas to others. Great as a preparation for Literature Circles! Click to preview
$4.95
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  Seasonal Mini Pack Combo
Seasonal Mini Pack Combo
Grades 3 - 6

Purchase all 7 of the Seasonal Mini Packs for one price and save over $10.00! Visit the Seasonal Mini Pack page to preview each file before purchasing this combo.

$14.95
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  Discussion Combo 3rd Grade
CCSS Discussion Combos

Available for Grades K - 5       

The Talking Sticks packs below can also be purchased as a part of a Common Core Discussion Combo. Each Combo includes the Talking Sticks pack and the CCSS Aligned Discussion cards for whole class use. Visit the Common Core Reading page to see all combos.

 

     
  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade K CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - Kindergarten
Common Core Aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, with a basal text selection, or during small group literacy instruction. Click to preview
$3.00
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 2 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - 1st Grade
Common Core Aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, with a basal text selection, during small group literacy instruction or in a cooperative learning group.
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 2 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - 2nd Grade
Common Core Aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, with a basal text selection, during small group literacy instruction or in a cooperative learning group.
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 3 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - 3rd Grade
Common Core aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, with a basal text selection, during small group literacy instruction or in a cooperative learning group.
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 4 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - 4th Grade
Common Core aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction or in a whole group.
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 5 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Book Discussion - 5th Grade
Common Core aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS
Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction or in a whole group.
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Literacy Mini Packs

   
  Plural and Possessive Noun Combo New!
Possessive and Possessive Noun Combo

CCSS Aligned
This 100-page resource includes all three resources shown. Preview them using the links in the descriptions below. Save $3 when purchasing the bundle.
$9.95
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  Possessive Noun Showdown New!
Possessive Noun Showdown
(CCSS Aligned)
L.3.1b, L.3.1d, L.4.1.G, L.4.2.D, L.5.1, L.5.2.E
This 42-page resource includes task cards and lesson suggestions for introducing possessive nouns, including both singular and plural possessive nouns. Answer keys included. Click to preview
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  Plural or Possessive? Task Cards and More! Plural or Possessive? (CCSS Aligned)
L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.2b, L.1.2c, L.3.1b, L.3.1d
This 37-page mini pack includes task cards and lesson suggestions for introducing possessive nouns. These engaging activities are designed to help students distinguish between plural nouns and singular possessive nouns. Answer key included. Click to preview
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  Plural Noun Showdown Plural Noun Showdown (CCSS Aligned)
L.2.1b, L.2.2e, L.2.2f, L.3.1b, L.3.2g, L.4.2d, L.5.2e
This 21-page mini pack includes a lesson plan for reviewing regular and irregular plural noun formation. You'll find a quick teacher-directed overview followed by an interactive cooperative learning game and a quiz. Task cards and answers included.
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$3.50
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  Discussion Connections: Fostering Effective Text-based Discussions Discussion Connections (CCSS Aligned)
Grades K-8

Discussion Connections includes five lessons for teaching to students to have more effective text-based discussions by learning to link their ideas to others. Great as a preparation for Literature Circles! Click to preview
$4.95
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  Talking Sticks Book Discussion Grade 5 CCSS Aligned Talking Sticks Discussions

Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used in almost any subject area to foster effective discussions including reading, science, social studies, and math. Click to preview
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  Mystery Vocabulary Detectives Mystery Vocabulary Detectives
(CCSS Aligned with grades 4 - 6 vocabulary standards)

Mystery Vocabulary Detectives turns vocabulary review into an exciting, fast-paced game! Students become detectives and guess the meanings of words based on clues given by an "eyewitness." Customize game with your own words or use one of the prepared sets. Click to preview.
$3.00
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  Sentence Go Round Sentence Go Round
CCSS - L.3.1 and L.4.1
Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach the difference between sentences, fragments, and run-ons. It includes an activity for expanding short sentences into longer, more detailed ones. Click to preview.
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  Character Bios Confusing Words Review (CCSS Aligned)
L.2.4.a, L.3.4a, L.4.4a and L.5.4a
Confusing Words Review is a variation of the classic Bingo game that can be played with the whole class, in teams, or in centers. This 30-page packet contains 40 Bingo boards and calling cards to review words commonly confused. Click to preview.
$3.50
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  Powerful Poetry Combo Character Study Combo
Common Core Aligned

The Character Study Combo pack includes two Mini Packs, Analyzing Character Traits and Character Bio Reports.
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$7.00
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  Character Bios Analyzing Character Traits
CCSS - RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
This 24-page packet offers a variety of strategies and printables for teaching students to analyze character traits. You'll find graphic organizers, specific lessons, a bibliography of suggested books, and more. Newly updated! Click to preview.
$4.50
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  Character Bios Character Bio Reports
CCSS Aligned with Writing and Informational Text Reading
This 20-page packet offers lessons on how to write a report on a famous person or book character. Instead of copying notes from an outside source, students will organize their reports around their topic's character traits. Click to preview.
$4.00
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  Powerful Poetry Combo Powerful Poetry Combo
The Powerful Poetry Combo pack includes two Mini Packs, Exploring Poetry and Writing Powerful Poetry.
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$6.95
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  Exploring Poetry Exploring Poetry
This 13-page mini pack includes several days worth of lessons for introducing students to poetic devices and poetry response. You’ll find an overview of six common poetic devices, poetry puzzles, a graphic organizer, and a poetry response foldable.
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$3.00
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  Writing Powerful Poetry Writing Powerful Poetry
This 26-page mini pack includes teaching strategies and printables to implement a “poetry workshop” in your classroom. In this unit, students will learn to express themselves through imagery and free-verse poetry. Includes printables and examples.
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$4.95
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Math Mini Packs

     
  Area Area and Perimeter Tic-Tac-Toss
CCSS Aligned - 3rd and 4th grade Measurement
Tic-Tac-Toss is a partner game for practicing area and perimeter. Students choose a task card and flip a coin to find out whether to calculate the area or perimeter, then play by the usual Tic-Tac-Toe rules. QR Codes are available. Preview game online.
$3.50
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  Capture the Decimals Capture the Decimals
CCSS Aligned 4.NF.C.7 and 5.NBT.A.3.B
Capture the Decimal is is a fast-paced math game for comparing and ordering decimals. It can be used in a whole group, cooperative learning teams, in small groups, or in math centers. Three levels of task cards included. Preview online.
$3.95
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  Place Value Partners Place Value Partners
CCSS Aligned 2.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.2, 5.NBT.A.3
Place Value Partners is a math game that can be used in cooperative learning teams, in small groups, or in math centers. There are four different game boards making it easy to differentiate instruction. Complete directions, game boards, and numbers cards included. Preview online.
$3.95
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  Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time Game Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time
CCSS Aligned 2.MD.7 and 3.MD.1
Monster Math Mix-up: Telling Time is a math game for partner practice. There are two sets of task cards, one for telling time to the nearest 5 minutes and the other for telling time to the nearest minute. Complete directions, a game board, math task cards, and answer keys included. Preview online.
$3.95
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  Racing Through Elapsed Time Racing Through Elapsed Time
CCSS Aligned 3.MD.1 and 4.MD.2
Racing Through Elapsed Time is a math game that can be played in cooperative learning teams or in centers. It includes teacher directions, student directions, a game board, math word problem cards, and an answer key. Preview online.
$2.75
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  Racing Through Elapsed Time Telling Time / Elapsed Time Combo
CCSS Aligned 2.MD.7, 3.MD.1 and 4.MD.2
The Telling Time / Elapsed Time Combo includes both of the math games shown here. Preview each item using the individual preview links above.
$4.95
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  Polygon Explorations Polygon Explorations ebook
CCSS Aligned Geometry - 4.G.A.2, 5.GB.3, 5.GB.4
Polygon Explorations includes engaging geometry lessons based on a set of 30 numbered polygons. Many are perfect for cooperative learning and centers. Take a look for yourself!
Click here to preview or visit this page to learn more.
$4.50
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  Polygon Explorations for the Smartboard Polygon Explorations + Smartboard
CCSS Aligned Geometry - 4.G.A.2, 5.GB.3, 5.GB.4
Polygon Explorations for the Smartboard includes the ebook shown above plus a unique gallery of all 30 numbered shapes and several sorting charts. After you install it, you'll have access to the shapes during any lesson. Visit this page to learn more.
$6.95
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  Order of Operations Combo Pack Order of Operations + Tests Combo Pack
Save $3.00 by buying all Order of Operations items together! This mini pack combo includes both Bingo games and four tests. Everything comes zipped together in one folder for easy access. Click to preview.
$10.00 $7.50
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  Order of Operations Bingo Level 1 Order of Operations Bingo - Level 1
This 26-page mini pack includes directions, problem cards, and 30 unique game boards. The Level 1 problems do not use exponents, but some have parentheses. Please preview the entire packet before purchasing.
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$3.50
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  Order of Operations Bingo Level 2 Order of Operations Bingo - Level 2
This 26-page mini pack includes directions, problem cards, and 30 unique game boards. The Level 2 problems may include exponents and are more complex than Level 1 problems. Please preview the entire packet before purchasing.
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$3.50
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  I'm the Greatest Math Game for Comparing Numbers I'm the Greatest Math Game
Comparing Whole Numbers and Decimals
CCSS Aligned with Math Standards 2.NBT.4, 4.NBT.2, 5.NBT.3
I'm the Greatest is an engaging activity for comparing numbers and reading word names aloud.
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  Simplify and Snap Fraction Game Simplify and Snap Fraction Game
Simplify and Snap is a fun game for reviewing the basic skill of simplifying fractions. Students can play the game with a partner, in math centers, or in cooperative learning teams. Answer key included.
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$2.00
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  Pumpkin Pie Fraction Mix Up Pumpkin Pie Fraction Mix Up (Comparing Fractions)
CCSS Aligned 4.NF.1 and 4.NF.2
This active-engagement strategy can be used to introduce or to review the skill of comparing fractions. Students color pumpkin pie patterns to illustrate a given fraction, and then mix around the room comparing fractions.
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  Fraction Spinner Games Fraction Spinner Games (2 Variations)
Your students will love spinning for cash or tokens as they review basic fraction skills! Spin 4 Cash uses American money concepts, and Spin 2 Win uses tokens. Both games include teacher directions, student directions, a spinner game board, 24 problem cards, and an answer key. Click here to preview Spin 4 Cash or to preview Spin 2 Win.
$3.95 (Both fraction games included!)
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  Place Value Spinner Games Place Value Spinner Games (2 Variations)
CCSS Aligned 4.NBT.2 and 4.NBT.3
Place value review has never been so fun! Students work math problems and spin to win to cash or tokens. Both Spin 2 Win and Spin 4 Cash include complete directions and game cards. Click to preview: Spin 4 Cash and Spin 2 Win
$3.95 (Both place value games included!)
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  Amazing Angles Amazing Angles
CCSS Aligned 4.G.1 and 4.G.2
This 16-page "mini pack" contains two cooperative learning lessons for introducing and reviewing the types of angles. Each lesson involves application of the core concepts and higher level thinking. Please preview before purchasing. Click to preview.
$3.00
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  Bingo Showdown: Decimal Place Value Review Bingo Showdown: Decimal Place Value Review
CCSS Aligned 5.NBT.3 & 5.NBT.4
Bingo Showdown is a variation of the classic Bingo game that can be played with the whole class, in teams, or in centers. This 39-page packet contains 40 Bingo boards and includes two complete decimal review games and blank templates. Click to preview.
$3.95
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  ClaMath Stations Webinar Pack Math Stations Webinar Pack
Includes an Mp4 video of the Motivating Math Stations webinar for viewing on mobile devices, an Mp3 audio track, the handouts referenced in the session, the chat transcript, and printable presentation slides. Visit this page to learn more.
$3.95
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Other Mini Packs

     
  Find the States Showdown Find the States Showdown

Find the States Showdown is a game for reviewing state names and locations, and it can also be used for reviewing state capitals and abbreviations. Includes game directions, maps, playing materials, and an answer key. Click to preview.
$3.00
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  Go for Green Stoplight Management Go for Green Stoplight
Management System

Go for Green is a behavior management system that works like a charm for managing active classrooms. No more lecturing or raising your voice to calm the chaos. Just use your stoplight!
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$3.00
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  Gifts for Santa's Scientists Cooperative Learning Research Activity Gifts for Santa's Scientists

Gifts for Santa's Scientists is a multi-day cooperative learning lesson in which students research 12 different types of scientists to learn their areas of study. Then students try to match each scientist with an appropriate gift. Answer key included.
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$4.95
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  Character Bios Create Your Own Study Cards

Have you ever wanted to create your own study cards, game cards, or flash cards for your students? Use this Mini Pack of Word and Publisher templates to create game cards that have 8, 10, or 12 cards to a page. The preview version is a PDF file, but the templates are in Microsoft Word and Publisher.
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$3.00
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  Bingo Showdown: Create Your Own Game Bingo Showdown:
Create Your Own Game

Bingo Showdown is a variation of the classic Bingo game that can be played with the whole class, in teams, or in centers. This packet contains 40 Bingo boards and blank calling cards in Word format so you can create your own game.
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$2.75
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