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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
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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
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
$3.28
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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
$3.28
6,521
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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
$6.98
5,861
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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...
$9.98
5,717
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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
$3.38
5,584
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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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5,222
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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...
$24.98
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By Rachel Lynette
This no-prep resource includes 37 pages (and google slides) of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use printables for 21 different kinds of poems. Each introduction worksheet includes a description of the poem, the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$6.98
2,713
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 25 ready-to-use language arts printables and google slides. There are pages and slides that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. This resource is meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,853
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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:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a
$3.28
2,412
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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
1,488
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By Rachel Lynette
Take your English language review or morning work to the next level with I Heart Literacy! A wide variety of activities are used on these 50 pages (or google slides), each with its own high-interest, curriculum-based theme and its own unique design
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1b, L.3.1d, L.3.1e, L.3.1f, L.3.1g, L.3.1h, L.3.1i, L.3.2, L.3.2a...
$11.98
2,085
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By Rachel Lynette
These ready-to-use pages are an effective way to provide your students with regular paragraph writing practice. They can be used with teacher support while your students are learning how to write paragraphs and independently once they have mastered
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.8, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8
$9.98
1,856
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 no-prep printables to help your students learn how to use the dictionary effectively. Some of them focus on specific skills and can stand alone, while others require the use of a dictionary. Worksheets that are used with a dictionary can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,730
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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
$3.49
1,622
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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
$3.28
1,725
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By Rachel Lynette
Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) The bulk of this packet is made up of 42 ready-to-use spelling printables that can be used with any list. These pages can be chosen and assigned by you or you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.98
1,625
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By Rachel Lynette
Your students will love these 22 "Any Book" literature response printables! They are the perfect, ready-to-use way to keep your students accountable for what they are reading. Just what you need if you use an independent reading program such as
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.98
1,502
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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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