Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 16 short story cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets (and slide formats) so that you can differentiate as needed. For the print version: multiple-choice,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.50
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 cards to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in 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 extra practice for your
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$3.28
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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 (sometime called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$3.28
6,520
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By Rachel Lynette
These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide option) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at affixes and word roots. It includes definitions and examples for independent
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.4b, L.4.4b, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4
$6.98
5,860
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By Rachel Lynette
This step-by-step writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Slides to use with Google Classroom
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
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...
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By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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
Try these 15 creative book projects to spice up your reading program. These fun, hands-on projects will hold your students accountable for their reading and are sure to motivate even the most reluctant reader. Each engaging project includes a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$5.98
3,782
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$6.98
2,712
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By Rachel Lynette
These 65 question cards for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author's purpose, mood, tone and more. Students will
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.98
3,097
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 25 ready-to-use language arts printables and google slides. There are pages and slides that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. This resource is meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,853
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.29
1,487
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By Rachel Lynette
Perfect for back to school - These intriguing questions will help you get to know your students and help them get to know each other. Kids love them and as you can see below, they make terrific writing prompts and are great for facilitating higher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Specialty, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$5.98
1,873
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 45 literature response activities arranged in five grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. There is also a list of all 45 activities at the end of the document.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$3.98
1,983
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By Rachel Lynette
Make Close Reading Easy with this toolkit, jam-packed with posters, graphic organizers, discussion starters, writing prompts and plenty of close reading strategies and teaching tips. These resources will work with any informational (nonfiction)
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10, RI.4.1...
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$7.98
2,044
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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, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,730
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard, Task Cards
$3.39
1,634
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 32 multiple choice figurative language task cards. Each card features a different figure of speech within the context of a paragraph. Seven types of figurative language are featured on these cards: simile, metaphor, idiom,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.6.5, L.6.5a, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
1,622
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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
2,141
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By Rachel Lynette
These 32 context clue task cards will help your students to better understand what they read and to improve their vocabularies. Great for test prep too! Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.28
1,724
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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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