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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 23 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards 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 includes a nonfiction text
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
$2.98
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 60 engaging Brain Breaks is not only super-fun, but also quick and easy! Everything you need is on the card. Just print, cut, and go. No gluing needed! In addition to the original set, there is now also a set of 48 Brain Breaks to
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$4.50
4,140
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By Rachel Lynette
Inference is such a difficult reading strategy for many students, but these 24 short passage cards can help! Use them orally in small groups or individually as a writing assignment. Students can answer on a separate piece of paper and track the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
3,362
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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
1,867
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By Rachel Lynette
These 52 Word-O-Rama (same game as Boggle) cards and google slides are not only fun, but will also help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. Distance LearningGoogle slides added April 24, 2020. Also added a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Google Apps
$4.98
2,154
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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$5.98
1,001
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 32 cards requires students to follow instructions to 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 of speech
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.2.1e, L.2.1f, L.3.1a, L.3.1g, L.3.1i, L.4.1d, L.4.1e
$3.19
1,209
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help your students gain fluency in solving two-digit addition and subtraction word problems. There is a mix of one and two-step problems, and almost all of these problems require regrouping to solve. A few of the addition
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.6
$3.39
948
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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 fun fact sentence for students to paraphrase. Paraphrasing a single sentence is a great way to
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.39
710
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By Rachel Lynette
These engaging, no-prep Text Time passages (written by a published children's author) are the "just right" way to help your students learn to support their thinking with evidence from the text. There are 60 passages, each presented at 3 reading
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7...
$24.98
790
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By Rachel Lynette
These 32 multiple choice cards to help your students understand the different types of informational text (nonfiction) features such as index, glossary, bold print, diagrams, maps, captions etc. In addition to the 32 question cards, there is also a
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5
$3.18
1,160
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 3 sets of multiple choice task cards to reinforce common homophones. Each set contains 32 cards, so you get 96 cards altogether. Within each set, each of the homophone pairs appear on two cards. For example, in Set 1 for Card #1, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$9.57
$7.57
881
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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 35 task cards can help your students learn to put the question in the answer
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
980
Digital Download PDF (4.79 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
If you have struggling third graders or advanced second graders (or a split grade class), you may benefit from owning both the 1-2 and the 3-5 versions of I Heart Paragraph Writing. The prompts are mostly the same, but the 1-2 set has simpler
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$19.96
$12.96
493
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.98
801
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 cards in your shades of meaning lesson plan to reinforce this language skill. The multiple choice format requires students to compare three related words and select the best one. Please keep in mind that shades of meaning is somewhat
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
938
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 apostrophe task cards to reinforce this important skill. Each card requires students to both write the word correctly (by adding the apostrophe), and to tell whether the word is a contraction or a possessive noun. Because the focus of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.2.2c, L.3.2d
$3.29
677
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$4.29
913
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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
595
Digital Download PDF (5.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 32 task cards are great for introducing and practicing inference to your students. Each card features an inference riddle and a text-dependent question. Use at a center, in pairs, small groups, or with your whole class either as discussion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
711
Digital Download PDF (1.09 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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