Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables (AND 60+ google slides) are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
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...
$5.98
10,358
Digital Download PDF (6.06 MB)
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
4,702
Digital Download PDF (3.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, this step-by-step paragraph writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. With 60 different prompts, (20 opinion, 20 informative, & 20 narrative) this resource will last all year. Google
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
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...
$14.98
$9.98
6,548
Digital Download PDF (82.43 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Each of these Main Idea Task Cards (print or digital) 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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
$4.96
11,788
Digital Download PDF (13.22 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide options) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at the prefixes, suffixes, and root words. It includes definitions and examples for
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.4b, L.4.4b, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4
$6.98
6,520
Digital Download PDF (8.92 MB)
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 (sometimes called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$3.38
6,885
Digital Download PDF (4.90 MB)
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:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a
$3.28
5,670
Digital Download PDF (6.27 MB)
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 Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$3.38
6,926
Digital Download ZIP (1.92 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 27 Figurative Language Task Cards and Google slides for ELA practice and enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5
$3.48
3,906
Digital Download ZIP (3.60 MB)
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:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$6.98
3,015
Digital Download ZIP (9.17 MB)
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:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.38
5,810
Digital Download PDF (4.64 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Take your English language arts spiral review to the next level with I Heart Literacy! A wide variety of activities are used on these 50 pages (or Google/Easel slides), each with its own high-interest, curriculum-based theme and its own unique
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
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
2,395
Digital Download ZIP (8.48 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, these ready-to-use pages (and slides) 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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
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
2,128
Digital Download PDF (53.08 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 printable pages (and google slides) to help your students practice parts of speech while having fun! Blankity-Blanks are similar to Mad Libs™ activities. Your students can complete them alone, with partners, or in groups.Google Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$5.98
1,210
Digital Download ZIP (53.15 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:
ELA Test Prep, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a
$3.38
1,886
Digital Download PDF (4.02 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:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
CCSS:
L.4.2c, L.5.1a, L.5.3a, L.7.1a
$4.95
1,155
Digital Download PDF (9.49 MB)
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, ELA Test Prep, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$6.98
1,727
Digital Download PDF (19.85 MB)
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:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
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
1,794
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This is a great bundle for learning about and practicing figurative language. Each of these 5 resources dive into similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. And include many different ways to practice.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Printables
$19.41
$15.41
523
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 no-prep printables (or Google Slides) 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$4.98
1,850
Digital Download PDF (11.77 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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