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By Rachel Lynette
Dig deeply into the text for reading comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author with more than 100 books in print.What's Included?60
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
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...
$24.98
4,881
Digital Download PDF (3.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These engaging, no-prep Text Time passages (written by a published children's author) are the "just right" way to help your students learn to support their thinking with evidence from the text. There are 60 passages, each presented at 3 reading
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7...
$24.98
923
Digital Download PDF (150.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Tackle teaching THEME with these 16 short stories! This resource includes printable task cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. Plus, there are audio files that can turn each story into a read aloud! This resource
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.95
12,361
Digital Download PDF (16.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
LIT SPARKS: These 65 question cards (print or digital) for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author's purpose,
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
$4.98
3,170
Digital Download PDF (11.49 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
In this bundle, you will get both the primary (grades 1-3) and upper grade (grades 3-5) versions of the best-selling Text Time close reading and reading comprehension passages. This bundle is perfect if you:Teach multiple grade levelsTeach third
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$49.96
$39.96
234
Bundle
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. Each of these 130 passages is presented at two reading levels (3/4
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
$56.92
$46.92
374
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 short passage cards to practice inferring character traits. The short answer format is both challenging and somewhat open-ended. While a sample answer key is included, students may come up with synonymous words that will work equally
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.00
968
Digital Download PDF (23.11 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These autumn-themed Text Time passages are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 20 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 40 passages. The passages are a
Subjects:
Autumn, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Printables
$8.98
750
Digital Download ZIP (9.41 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This product contains 23 no-prep current events printables and graphic organizers that can be used with any article or internet news post. Use them when you are reading an article as a class or for independent selections to keep your students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4...
$4.98
872
Digital Download PDF (13.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Passage of the Day (POD) is a quick and effective way to review close reading and comprehension skills. Each of the 40 PODs consists of a short, engaging passage with two text-dependent questions to reinforce reading skills, and a bonus writing
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$7.98
864
Digital Download ZIP (15.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Understanding informational text can be challenging, but this discounted task card bundle will make is so much easier (and more fun!). You can use these task cards at literacy centers, in games, or with the whole class. All these sets come with
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$10.43
$7.43
1,166
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Dig Deeper into Wonder by RJ Palacio with these discussion cards. This set of 97 question cards will really get your students thinking, talking and writing about the characters, events, and themes and will help them to connect parts of the book to
Subjects:
Literature, Classroom Community, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Novel Study
$4.95
1,009
Digital Download PDF (3.55 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Writing a book report, no matter the book genre, has never been easier!Whether your students are reading historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, informational, or biography, these guided reports make it easy for
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.10
$5.98
616
Digital Download PDF (19.63 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These winter-themed Text Time passages were are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 20 winter themed passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 40 passages.
Subjects:
Winter, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$8.98
437
Digital Download ZIP (7.60 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 45 unique literature response activities arranged in five grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. There is also a list of all 45 activities at the end of the document. What's included?5 Printable Reading Activity Choice
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$3.98
2,047
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce common multiple meaning words (homographs) and improve vocabulary. Each of the featured words appears on two cards. Not only will this help to solidify the words and their meanings, it may also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.4.4, L.5.5
$3.29
786
Digital Download PDF (22.12 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Make Close Reading Easy with this TOOLKIT! It's jam-packed with posters, graphic organizers, discussion starters, writing prompts and plenty of close reading strategies and teaching tips. Check out the preview to see more!These resources will work
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10, RI.4.1...
$9.98
$7.98
2,071
Digital Download PDF (37.15 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
While these Text Time Triple passages can be used independently, they were written to be used to compare and contrast in pairs or all three together. There are 30 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 60
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
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...
$13.98
294
Digital Download ZIP (10.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Not only are these the top sellers in our store, they are also some of the best selling products on all of TpT! Classroom-tested by tens of thousands of teachers, you can't go wrong with these 6 ELA resources. Distance LearningAll of these products
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Printables
$61.81
$49.81
12
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
These close reading tool kits are designed to work with any book or passage. They address all of the Common Core RL and RI standards. They include instructions and tips, posters/anchor charts, graphic organizers and printables, Talk Time discussion
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Printables
$21.96
$17.57
550
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TERMS OF USE FOR COVID 19 Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the internet to their students as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

These terms apply to all products and supersede any previous Terms of Use.

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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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