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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
$3.96
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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...
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help your student identify first person, third person – limited, and third-person - omniscient points of view. Each card includes a short, fictional passage and the three multiple-choice options. Students will need to read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.39
$2.71
1,729
Digital Download PDF (2.31 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 can help your students learn this challenging skill. There are two
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
$2.63
1,036
Digital Download PDF (4.19 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
$2.63
832
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By Rachel Lynette
Prepositional phrases can be tricky! This set of task cards will work well for reinforcing this concept. The multiple choice format makes it perfect for test prep. There are also 4 challenge cards to extend the activity and to provide for
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
$3.19
$2.55
437
Digital Download PDF (8.48 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
$5.58
2,951
Digital Download ZIP (9.17 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
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 no-prep printables 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 with a dictionary can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$4.98
$3.98
1,834
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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 informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to paraphrase. These paragraphs are
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Test Prep
$3.29
$2.63
1,565
Digital Download ZIP (6.35 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This product contains 23 no-prep current events printables and graphic organizers that can be used with any article or internet news post. Use them when you are reading an article as a class or for independent selections to keep your students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4...
$4.98
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853
Digital Download PDF (4.54 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
$12.77
547
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Fun Stuff
$20.14 $15.14
$12.11
386
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$4.98 $3.98
$3.18
610
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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:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.98
$2.38
489
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 Transition Task Cards to help your students learn when and how to use transitions. Students will need to use the context clues within the sentences to discern the correct transition. The multiple choice format facilitates vocabulary
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.19
$2.55
263
Digital Download PDF (2.23 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
$3.18
396
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Informational Text Structures PowerPoint: 32 Paragraph Slides, CCSS RI 5 This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with an informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to analyze along with 4 multiple choice options. When you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Multimedia, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
$2.40
396
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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
$3.98
276
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
$9.58
371
Digital Download PDF (40.53 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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