If you enjoy my free materials, you will also enjoy my books! In addition to reproducibles for each activity, you'll get step-by-step instructions to ensure success. The three books shown here are available for purchase from me in both print and digit format. Click each book cover below to visit a page with more information, and visit the Premium Books and Combos page to see the discounts available for purchasing more than one at a time.
| Laura Candler's
Mastering Math Facts Multiplication and Division: Aligned with the Common Core
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Formerly titled Mastering Math Facts: Multiplication and Division (Revised, updated, and now in print)
| Laura Candler's
Power Reading Workshop:
A Step-by-Step Guide
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Formerly titled Empowering Readers: A Quick Start Guide to Reading Workshop (Revised and updated)
| Laura Candler's Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core
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I've written 5 books on Cooperative Learning that are published by Kagan Publishing. They can be ordered directly from Amazon.com and are not available in digital form. Click each title or cover below to find it on Amazon.com.
Through Cooperative Learning
Here you'll find simple cooperative learning activities to allow students to investigate decimal concepts. Most activities involve the use of manipulatives which can be created from the blackline masters included in the book. The book is organized by decimal skills, beginning with simple recognition of decimal models and ending with real-life problem-solving experiences.
Sample Activities: Buzzing for Products and Decimal War
The Science Buddy program promotes cooperative learning at home and at school. Students work at home with an adult science buddy to complete simple and safe science investigations. Each activity has a teacher page, complete with an overview, ideas for introducing the activity, answers, and cooperative classroom follow up. Perfect for parental involvement and in-class success.
Sample Activities: Creeping Colors Take-home Activity and
Science Buddies Lab Report
|Cooperative Learning & Hands-On Science
Designed for teachers in Grades 3 - 8, this book offers fifteen cooperative learning mini-units on topics such as weather, global warming, simple chemistry, light, and statistics. The book includes a complete overview of cooperative learning and co-op structures, cooperative process science, and step-by-step, hands-on cooperative learning lessons. It's loaded with curriculum and literature links, science journal ideas, activities and ready-to-use blackline masters.
|Cooperative Learning & Wee Science
Created for primary teachers, this book follows the same format as Hands-on Science. It includes comprehensive cooperative learning lessons on topics such as the rain forest, the senses, leaves, rainbows, electricity, flight, sound, and seeds. The activity directions include detailed instructions and full blackline masters. The book also includes an overview of cooperative learning and co-op structures that have proven successful in thousands of classrooms.
|Exploring the Rain Forest
Designed for upper elementary and middle school, this book provides everything you need to teach a fully-integrated thematic unit on the rain forest. Our rain forests are disappearing from the earth at an alarming rate, and today's students need to know why rain forests are important to the entire earth. This book includes 36 cooperative learning and multiple intelligence lessons for Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Health, Spelling, and the Arts. Explore the rain forest without leaving the classroom!
Sample Activities: Tropical Treasure Hunt and
Create A Creature: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3
Note from the publisher: Sample blackline masters are intended solely for classroom use, not to be transmitted or reproduced. Copyright Kagan Publishing. All rights reserved.