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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
10,313
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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
11,753
Digital Download PDF (35.42 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
5,805
Digital Download PDF (4.64 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Your students will get plenty of inferencing practice with these 24 Inference Task Cards and Google Slides plus an optional self-checking version is included. Each card/slide features a short passage with a text-dependent question plus a follow-up
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1
$3.49
13,925
Digital Download PDF (5.13 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Tackle teaching THEME with these 16 short stories! This resource includes printable task cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. Plus, there are audio files that can turn each story into a read aloud! This resource
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.95
12,115
Digital Download PDF (16.96 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
6,506
Digital Download PDF (82.43 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
4,673
Digital Download PDF (3.18 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
6,485
Digital Download PDF (8.92 MB)
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:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.6
$3.28
7,042
Digital Download PDF (3.19 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards (and google slides) features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.9
$3.75
7,269
Digital Download ZIP (4.66 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 short passage cards (print or digital) to practice inferring character traits. The multiple-choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep or as a supplement to your reading skills lesson. If you want your students to go a little
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Homework
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.28
5,608
Digital Download PDF (8.93 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 32 sequencing cards to help your students master this important reading strategy. Each card features a paragraph (with signal words) and a sequencing question about the order of events. Each paragraph is
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.38
4,763
Digital Download PDF (3.72 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 32 Math Challenge Task Cards (print or digital) has a different multi-step math story problem. Students will need to use all four operations as they solve the problems. There are also some cards that involve money, measurement, or
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
4.OA.A.3
$3.39
5,010
Digital Download PDF (7.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 24 Summary Task Cards (and Google slides) features a short, nonfiction paragraph with clickable links to audio support in the Google Slides version! Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
$3.39
9,551
Digital Download PDF (9.14 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
6,879
Digital Download PDF (4.90 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
6,915
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
3,893
Digital Download ZIP (3.60 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Huge discounted bundle of 22 sets of Reading Strategy Task Cards! Each card features a short, curriculum-based and/or high-interest passage, along with a text-dependent question or prompt. Challenge cards are also included to extend the learning,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
$78.20
$57.48
2,124
Bundle
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
3,005
Digital Download ZIP (9.17 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 23 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards (and Google slides) as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 23 cards
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
$3.19
5,462
Digital Download ZIP (3.94 MB)
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Minds in Bloom is thrilled to welcome Cassi Noack to the team. Come back soon for more information about Cassi! See her products by clicking her name in the categories to the left.

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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