Rachel Lynette

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This terrific resource includes 37 pages 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 poetry pattern, an
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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different creative and/or critical thinking activity. They will help your students to grow their lateral and higher level thinking skills and are great for fast finishers as well as GAT students.
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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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Creative & Critical Thinking Printables: 21 pgs, Upper level Blooms This is a bundle of 21 fun and challenging worksheets designed to facilitate creative and critical thinking in your students. Most of them utilize the upper levels of Blooms
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Use these 24 Three Reasons Why for lateral thinking enrichment. Students can answer on notebook paper and record their progress on the included recording sheet. For best results, encourage students to come up with creative, yet plausible answers.
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Prompt-O-Rama is a fun way to get even your most reluctant writers writing! The 56 open-ended prompts are fun and easy to complete. The card format makes this resource easy to use in a variety of ways. In addition to the 54 Prompt-O-Rama cards,
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Journal Mix and Match: Motivating and Fun for Reluctant Writers! You and your students are going to LOVE these 21 mix and match journal pages! The informal tone and fun design makes them highly motivating for even the most reluctant of writers.
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Top Ten Writing Prompts: 50 Fun Mix & Match Pages! Making lists is a great way to get kids writing. Top Ten lists not only require students to generate ideas to match the category, but also require them to evaluate each idea to decide if it is
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Here are 117 holiday and seasonal journal prompts arranged in 13 grids of nine prompts each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. These are meant to be used at specific times of the year. Students choose three of the nine prompts to write about at the start
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Here is a great way to add a little holiday fun into your journal writing program. Students choose three of the nine prompts to write about at the start of the week. If your students journal five days each week, you could use the Tic-Tac-Toe prompts
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New Years Reflection updated for 2016-2017! Here is a printable New Years reflection activity to use with your students! This is a great way to have your students reflect on the old year and think about what they are hoping for in the new one. You
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Here is a fun and creative activity. The first page includes a description of the poem type, line-by-line instructions, an example poem, and guided practice. The second sheet offers more opportunities to practice the poem form.
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Would You Rather Question Response Templates FREE Here are two ways to have your students respond in writing to any Would You Rather Question. The document is in MS Word so that you can use any questions that you want.
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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.

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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