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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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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.18
2,660
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By Rachel Lynette
Perfect for back to school - These intriguing questions will help you get to know your students and help them get to know each other. Kids love them and as you can see below, they make terrific writing prompts and are great for facilitating higher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Specialty, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$5.98
1,869
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 45 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.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$3.98
1,981
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 multiple choice genre cards to help your students learn to identify the different literary genres. Each card features a short passage and a multiple choice question. The following eight genres are included and each genre is featured on
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.29
1,730
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice making predictions. Each card features a short story and asks students to predict what will come next. Use them orally in small groups, or individually as a writing assignment. There are two Answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.29
1,538
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By Rachel Lynette
Inference is such a tricky skill to master, but these 24 cards can help! Use them orally in small groups, or individually as a writing assignment at a literacy center. Another option is to use one card at a time with the entire class. Students can
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1
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1,439
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.98
1,009
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 task cards to help your students explore cause and effect more deeply by generating cause and effect relationships. Each card relates an event in a single sentence and asks students to come up with both a possible cause and an effect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.98
1,262
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By Rachel Lynette
Liven up your journal writing program with these Tic-Tac-Toe choice grids! This download has 28 different choice grids (252 prompts in all). That is enough for the whole year! Each week, you may have your students choose three of the nine prompts to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$6.98
864
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
933
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By Rachel Lynette
These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.98
794
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$4.29
912
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By Rachel Lynette
This resource includes everything you need to implement an independent literary genre program with your students. Seven different genres are included (historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, informational, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Printables, Independent Work Packet
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
574
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a bundle of 21 fun and challenging worksheets designed to facilitate creative and critical thinking in your students. Most of them utilize the upper levels of Blooms Taxonomy; inviting students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate. Some are
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.98
547
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By Rachel Lynette
Kids have been playing "Which of these things is not like the others" since Sesame Street, but these task cards take the game to a whole new level because there is more than one possible answer for each card. For example for Card 1, carrot, apple,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.19
630
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By Rachel Lynette
These challenging task cards and google slides require more than simply counting coins. Students must use logic to find the correct solution for each card. For the slides, students just drag and drop the coins. If working with the printed task cards
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Google Apps
$3.50
491
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 Three Reasons Why for lateral thinking enrichment. Students can answer on notebook paper and record their progress on the included recording sheet. For best results, encourage students to come up with creative, yet plausible answers.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$3.19
525
Digital Download PDF (1.15 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Close reading is an important, but often difficult skill to teach (and to learn!). This close reading toolkit will make it so much easier! It is designed to work with literature/fiction – specifically, folktales, short stories, picture books, and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$11.98
366
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By Rachel Lynette
Drawing Conclusions PowerPoint: 32 Short Inference Stories, CCSS RL1, RI.1 This Drawing Conclusions PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with a short story, inference question, and multiple choice options. When you first display each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Multimedia
$3.00
354
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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.

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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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