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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
4,680
Digital Download PDF (3.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
LIT SPARKS: These 65 question cards (print or digital) 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,
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
$4.98
3,147
Digital Download PDF (11.49 MB)
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 Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Internet Activities, Printables
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
901
Digital Download PDF (150.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These autumn-themed Text Time passages are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 20 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 40 passages. The passages are a
Subjects:
Autumn, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Printables
$8.98
726
Digital Download ZIP (9.41 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Passage of the Day (POD) is a quick and effective way to review close reading and comprehension skills. Each of the 40 PODs consists of a short, engaging passage with two text-dependent questions to reinforce reading skills, and a bonus writing
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$7.98
829
Digital Download ZIP (15.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This bundle contains Main Idea task cards in two formats: Traditional printable task cards and digital Boom Cards! Please note that the passages in the Digital Boom Cards are the same as Set 2 in the Traditional task cards. Only the format is
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$7.39
$5.89
254
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
In this bundle, you will get both the primary (grades 1-3) and upper grade (grades 3-5) versions of the best-selling Text Time close reading and reading comprehension passages. This bundle is perfect if you:Teach multiple grade levelsTeach third
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$49.96
$39.96
205
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author. Each of these 130 passages is presented at two reading levels (3/4
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
$56.92
$46.92
351
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
This bundle contains Inference task cards in two formats: Traditional printable task cards and digital Boom Cards! Please note that the content for both products is the same. Only the format is different. This bundle is for educators that want both
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$5.69
$3.98
168
Bundle
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:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$3.98
2,037
Digital Download PDF (5.18 MB)
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:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
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...
$9.98
$7.98
2,066
Digital Download PDF (16.46 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These winter-themed Text Time passages were are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 20 winter themed passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 40 passages.
Subjects:
Winter, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$8.98
424
Digital Download ZIP (7.60 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This bundle containsCharacter Trait task cards in two formats: Traditional printable task cards and digital Boom Cards! Please note that the content for both products is the same. Only the format is different. This bundle is for educators that want
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$5.48
$3.98
154
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
While these Text Time Triple passages can be used independently, they were written to be used to compare and contrast in pairs or all three together. There are 30 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 60
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, 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...
$13.98
283
Digital Download ZIP (10.96 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
547
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
This product features 10 different Story Element posters. The first four posters are summary posters which detail all the story elements in different formats so you can pick the one that best meets your needs. The remaining 6 posters each focus on
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.98
74
Digital Download PDF (5.14 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 70 reading skills and strategy posters explain many of the reading skills and strategies used in Passage of the Day Daily Reading Comprehension Practice. Use them to help your students to answer the questions independently. Passage of the Day
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Posters, Google Apps, Printables
$26.26
$19.26
110
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
This giant bundle includes 6 reading poster sets for more than 70 different posters! These posters could be considered mini anchor charts as they go beyond a simple term and definition. Most posters include example text, tips, and related terms when
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$18.28
$12.28
124
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Passage of the Day (POD) is a quick and effective way to review close reading and comprehension skills. Each of the 40 PODs consists of a short, engaging passage with two text-dependent questions to reinforce reading skills, and a bonus writing
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Test Prep
$7.98
226
Digital Download ZIP (23.38 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This set of Boom Learning℠ Drawing Conclusions Boom cards is the perfect way practice inference digitally! Each card (or screen) features a short passage, a question and three multiple choice options.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$2.50
130
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
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TERMS OF USE FOR COVID 19 Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the internet to their students as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

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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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