Rachel Lynette

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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. There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels
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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
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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. These can be used with any chapter book and are great for
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Make Close Reading Easy with this tool kit, jam-packed with posters, graphic organizers, discussion starters, writing prompts and plenty of close reading teaching tips. These resources will work with any informational (nonfiction) text and to
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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
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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
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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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Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This resource will not only give your students valuable close reading practice, but will also teach them a great deal about objects in our solar system other than
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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
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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
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This resource is perfect for anyone who uses interactive notebooks or reading journals with their students. This document contains 42 sheets of labels. Each sheet contains a reading response prompt repeated on all 30 of the labels on that page. In
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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.
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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
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Add a little razzle-dazzle to your reading program with these 18 engaging, no prep reading response printables. These will work with any fictional story or book and can be used again and again throughout the year. Perfect for Reading Workshop or
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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
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107 Open-Ended Question Cards for Discussion and Writing on Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Here are 107 open-ended question cards to enhance your reading of the wonderful novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. There are two types of
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These 12 close reading response bookmarks are a part of the much larger Close Reading Toolkit for Literature. I got so many requests for just the reading response bookmarks, that I decided to make them a product on their own. They are meant to be
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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
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This money-saving bundle of 3 sets of Reading Response printables (46 student pages) can be used with any chapter book! They are great for independent reading programs like Readers Workshop and for small group reading too. They are the perfect way
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Yes, this passage is from a real book! Which means it is an authentic text that you can use along with 4 pages of text-dependent questions. This is the first chapter of Mysterious Encounters: Urban Legends by Rachel Lynette (that’s me!), used here
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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.


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.


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.


I hold a BA in Developmental Psychology and a K-8 Teaching Certificate from Western Washington University.


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