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By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, this step-by-step paragraph writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement with your middle school students. With 60 different prompts, (20 persuasive/argumentative, 20 expository/informative, &
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e...
$9.98
750
Digital Download PDF (78.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
The ability to restate a question, in order to answer in a complete sentence is important not only in test-taking situations, but also for many types of writing. These 32 task cards (print or digital) can help your students learn this challenging
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
$3.29
1,041
Digital Download PDF (8.69 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Each of these cards requires students to follow instructions to expand and improve a simple sentence by adding and/or changing words. Students will not only learn to make more interesting and elaborate sentences, but will also be reinforcing parts
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.29
839
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Context Clues PowerPoint: 32 Practice Slides for Grades 5-6+ This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, which each ask students to use context clues to find the meaning of a given word, along with 3 multiple choice options. When you first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Multimedia, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
195
Digital Download PPS (1.26 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Prepositional phrases can be tricky! This set of task cards will work well for reinforcing this concept. Each card features two prepositional phrases for students to identify. There are also three additional challenge cards to extend the activity
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
$3.19
214
Digital Download PDF (9.87 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 200 appealing questions to get kids talking. Great when you have a few extra minutes or to use as journal prompts. The questions are all open-ended and kid-focused. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contents of this set
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$4.98
$3.98
612
Digital Download PDF (5.80 MB)
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
$15.96
547
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
This discounted bundle includes six sets of creative and critical thinking task cards that will keep your students on their toes all year long. Kids love them and they are perfect for centers, fast finishers, or any time you have a few spare moments
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Fun Stuff
$20.14
$15.14
390
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
What exactly is the difference between a myth and a legend? Find out with these worksheets and handouts. This resource clearly defines the five most common folktale subgenres: fables, fairy tales, tall tales, legends, and myths and gives students
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.98
492
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 36 spelling activities arranged in four grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. These can be used with any spelling list and are great for differentiated spelling programs. They are also great for saving on copying as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Spelling
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$3.98
397
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Shiloh Comprehension Worksheets - 18 Pages, Ready to Use!This is a bundle of 18 student worksheets to use with the novel Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. You can choose to share a printable version or a digital version.This bundle includes:-A pre
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.25
204
Digital Download PDF (5.05 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 126 lateral thinking cards to help your students gain fluency with creative thinking. Similar the board game, TriBonds, each card requires students to come up with one word that links the three words on each card together. For example, the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$4.98
280
Digital Download PDF (1.96 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:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Printables
$11.98
372
Digital Download PDF (40.53 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Help your students to improve their writing and vocabularies by using these synonyms for 23 common words as a quick reference. There are 16 synonyms for each word, except, "said," which has 36 synonyms. There synonyms are presented in 3 formats so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Other
$4.25
290
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
INFO SPARKS: Here are 47 reading response question cards to help deepen your students’ understanding of informational (nonfiction) text. These cards are aligned to the Common Core and many of the cards will work well for close reading. These cards
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.4.8...
$4.48
486
Digital Download PDF (8.89 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Your students will love these 32 open-ended sentence challenge task cards so much that they will not even realize that they are reviewing important grammar and vocabulary skills! Each card features a different challenge. Your students will likely
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
$3.29
263
Digital Download PDF (5.98 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This file contains 80+ pages of Ready-to-Use Math Enrichment Activities. These are grouped into four products that are also sold separately. Save money by buying them together! These are great to use as enrichment, homework, or warm-up. The 4
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$9.95
245
Digital Download ZIP (3.13 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
It’s time to learn to spell these frequently misspelled words once and for all! Here are 40 chances to identify the correct spelling and write the word correctly in a fun task card format. In addition to the 40 multiple choice cards, a cover card
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
CCSS:
L.4.2d, L.5.2e, L.6.2b, L.7.2b, L.8.2c
$3.25
181
Digital Download PDF (4.65 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This resource is perfect for anyone who uses interactive notebooks or reading journals with their students. This document contains 42 sheets of labels. Each sheet contains a reading response prompt repeated on all 30 of the labels on that page. In
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Novel Study, Printables
$4.98
333
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Kids love Pentominoes! These appealing tetris-like shapes are fun to work with and great for developing those all-important spatial skills. These puzzles are made to be used with pentomino shapes. If you don't have a class set of plastic ones, I've
Subjects:
Math, Critical Thinking, Geometry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.98
134
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
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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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