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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
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By Rachel Lynette
This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your middle school students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
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
$8.98
668
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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 can help your students learn this challenging skill. There are two
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.29
984
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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:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.29
809
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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$4.98
$3.98
594
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.98
476
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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$21.96
$15.96
529
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
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 are meant to
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
479
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are over 300 Teacher Tips categorized alphabetically and listed in a quick-to-read bulleted format. Some of the tips are basic for new teachers, but many may be ones you haven't seen before. 19 Pages! Favorites are bolded. Categories
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Professional Documents
FREE
466
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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
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, Spelling, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$3.98
391
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By Rachel Lynette
Diffy is a fun and intriguing math game that requires subtraction, logic, and pattern recognition to win. It can be played with whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, and money. This game is challenging for both kids and adults! You can play
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
FREE
520
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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. This bundle includes: -A pre reading worksheet -12 Comprehension Worksheets - roughly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.25
196
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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, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Handouts, Printables
$4.25
286
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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$20.14
$15.14
361
Bundle
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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$9.95
236
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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:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.98
332
Digital Download PDF (0.94 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:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$4.98
266
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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, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Multimedia
$3.00
187
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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:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
211
Digital Download PDF (9.87 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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