Rachel Lynette

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Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without
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This is a bundle of 25 ready-to-use language arts worksheets plus answer keys. There are worksheets that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. These worksheets are meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you
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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
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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
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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
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Each 32 card features a different figure of speech within the context of a paragraph. Seven types of figurative language are featured: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The cards are presented in
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Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) This download includes two sets of 42 printables - one for 16 words and one for 20 words. The bulk of this packet is made up of 42 ready-to-use spelling
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This resource is designed to help your students get more out of their informational text (nonfiction) reading.These printables will work with any nonfiction book. The first 24 pages are printables that include pre-reading activities, exploring
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This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups. This product includes the following scavenger hunts
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This is a 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 cards) requires
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Here are 14 Ready to Use Current Events Activities. There are 12 Current Events worksheet and graphic organizers that can be used with any article. There is also a Current Events Sharing form for students to use with an article that will be shared
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Liven up your journal writing program with Tic-Tac-Toe choice grids. This download has 28 different choice grids (252 prompts in all), enough for the whole year. Each week, students choose three of the nine prompts to write about. If your students
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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
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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
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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
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This resource includes everything you need to implement an independent literary genres program with your students. There are over 30 printable worksheets for seven different genres. For each genre there is a Pre-Reading Worksheet, a Two-page Guided
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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
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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
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These 45 Literature activity cards are perfect for independent reading, reading workshop or any time you want your students to respond to their reading in writing. They can be used in addition to comprehension questions and other classroom work. Use
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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
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

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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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