Rachel Lynette

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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
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
11,289
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 cards to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in 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 extra practice for your
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$3.18
6,545
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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
$3.08
6,721
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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
$3.18
6,511
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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
$3.18
5,574
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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
$3.18
5,217
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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
$3.18
3,661
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 short passage cards to help your student identify first and third person point of view (POV). Most of the cards are pretty straightforward, but there are a few that require careful reading (they will trip up kids who just read the first
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.19
2,614
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By Rachel Lynette
Paraphrasing is an essential skill for many types of writing, but a difficult one to master. Each of these 32 paraphrasing task cards features a different informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to paraphrase. These paragraphs are
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.29
1,481
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help your student identify first person, third person – limited, and third person - omniscient points of view. Each card includes a short, fictional passage and the three multiple choice options. Students will need to read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.19
1,630
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 32 multiple choice figurative language task cards. Each card features a different figure of speech within the context of a paragraph. Seven types of figurative language are featured on these cards: simile, metaphor, idiom,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.6.5, L.6.5a, CCRA.L.5
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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:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.18
1,721
Digital Download ZIP (2.22 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 52 Word-O-Rama (same game as Boggle) cards and google slides are not only fun, but will also help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. Distance LearningGoogle slides added April 24, 2020. Also added a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Google Apps
$4.98
2,133
Digital Download ZIP (27.72 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce common multiple meaning words (homographs). Each of the featured words appears on two cards. For example, the word "duck" appears on card #1 as the waterfowl and again on card #17 as the verb, to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a
$3.19
1,749
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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
$3.29
1,439
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 informational text (nonfiction) inference task cards to help your students draw conclusions and make inferences. Each card features a short, engaging passage, a text-dependent inference question, and a second question requiring students
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
1,318
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By Rachel Lynette
These 32 short passage cards are perfect for reinforcing generalization skills. They are meant to be used as supplementary reading strategy materials after you have introduced the concept. Students can use these cards individually at a center or
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.29
1,534
Digital Download PDF (2.64 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This is a differentiated, double set of task cards for helping students understand three types of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. The first 32 cards are multiple-choice and focus on identifying types of sentences. The second set (also 32
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.2c, L.5.1a, L.5.3a, L.7.1a
$4.95
1,032
Digital Download ZIP (9.93 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help reinforce capitalization rules and to practice proofreading. These cards are meant to be used as practice after students have been taught capitalization rules. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.2a
$3.19
1,269
Digital Download PDF (1.50 MB)
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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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