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By Rachel Lynette
Your students will get plenty of inferencing practice with these 24 task cards and Google Slides. Each card/slide features a short passage with a text-dependent question plus a follow-up question asking students to explain their reasoning. Students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
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$2.63
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 16 short story cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets (and slide formats) so that you can differentiate as needed. For the print version: multiple-choice,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.50
$4.40
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
$4.89
$3.91
11,324
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By Rachel Lynette
These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables (or google slides) are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.6.4, L.3.3, L.3.3a, L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b...
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 24 Task Cards (and Google slides) features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
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By Rachel Lynette
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards (and google slides) features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.9
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 cards (or Google Slides) to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in the text. Each card features a short passage and asks students to identify both a cause and an effect from the text. Great for test prep or as
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3
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$2.70
6,564
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. Each card features a short reading passage and the three multiple choice PIE options. Students are also asked to justify their answers. This activity is meant to be
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.6
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 32 short passage cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. Five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometime called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
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By Rachel Lynette
These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide option) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at affixes and word roots. It includes definitions and examples for independent
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.4b, L.4.4b, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4
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By Rachel Lynette
This step-by-step writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Slides to use with Google Classroom
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.8, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.4...
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$7.98
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 32 Math Challenge Task Cards has a different multi-step math story problem. Students will need to use all four operations as they solve the problems. There are also some cards that involve money, measurement, or elapsed time. A student
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
4.OA.A.3
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4,784
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By Rachel Lynette
These 32 short story drawing conclusions task cards are a great way to practice inference, which can be one of the trickier reading strategies. The multiple-choice format makes them ideal for test prep. Students can use these cards individually at a
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
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$2.70
5,593
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 short passage cards to practice inferring character traits. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep or as a supplement to your reading skills lesson. If you want your students to go a little deeper, there are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.28
$2.62
5,265
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By Rachel Lynette
These 32 context clue task cards will help your students to better understand what they read and to improve their vocabularies. Great for test prep too! Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a
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$2.62
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 23 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 23 cards includes a nonfiction text
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
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$2.38
5,240
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By Rachel Lynette
Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author. Traditional print versions and Google Slide versions are included
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1...
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$19.98
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 60 engaging Brain Breaks is not only super-fun, but also quick and easy! Everything you need is on the card. Just print, cut, and go. No gluing needed! In addition to the original set, there is now also a set of 48 Brain Breaks to
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$4.50
$3.60
4,125
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 32 sequencing cards to help your students master this important reading strategy. Each card features a paragraph (with signal words) and a sequencing question about the order of events. Each paragraph is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.38
$2.70
4,507
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5
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$2.78
3,678
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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I have taught students from grades K-8. As a classroom teacher, I taught mostly highly capable third and fourth graders, often creating curriculum to meet their needs. I have also taught technology and science to multiple grades. I am a published author of more than 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of topics. I have written for Harcourt, Lucent, and Rosen, among others. I have also written 10 teacher resource books for Evan-Moor including the Critical and Creative Thinking Skills series, a set of 6 books that I developed for the publisher. In addition, many of the task cards from my TpT store were used to create Kagan Publishing’s Quiz, Quiz, Trade series. I am also an advisor for Boom Learning, an open marketplace for teacher-created mobile apps.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One of my most important mentors said that we should give students "Freedom within structure." I took that concept to heart and it has resulted in a motivating, challenging, and highly effective leaning environment. I think kids should love coming to school. That is how I taught when I was in the classroom and that is what I keep in mind when I create teaching resources for TpT. My goal is to create high-quality products that are easy to use and include some element or creative or critical thinking. Many of my products are also aligned to Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am an All Time Top Ten Seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and the #1 seller for grades 3-5. In July 2015 I was a keynote speaker at the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in Las Vegas where I spoke to around 1,400 TpT teacher authors. I have also presented at every conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a BA in Developmental Psychology and a K-8 Teaching Certificate from Western Washington University.

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