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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Use these 24 Comma Task Cards for extra comma practice. Each card includes a specific comma rule, an example, and a short activity, which can be done on notebook paper. These cards are meant to be used as enrichment for concepts that have already
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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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Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes
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These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your
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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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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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Kids have been playing "Which of these things is not like the others" since Sesame Street, but these task cards take the game to a whole new level because there is more than one possible answer for each card. For example for Card 1, carrot, apple,
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These challenging cards require more than simply counting coins. Students must use logic to find the correct solution for each card. It is important for students to have real or plastic coins available to work with as they solve each problem. An
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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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Here are 36 spelling activities arranged in four grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. These can be used with any spelling list and are great for differentiated spelling programs. They are also great for saving on copying as
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Here is a set of 16 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to facilitate critical and creative thinking in your students. Students will need to use their logic, spatial, and reasoning skills to complete these activities. Some of these activities are
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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different higher level thinking activity. Each one relates to some aspect of English Language Arts - literature, grammar, or vocabulary. Your students are sure to love these cards! Thinkables can be used in
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This discounted bundle includes six sets of creative and critical thinking task cards that will keep your students on their toes all year long. Kids love them and they are perfect for centers, fast finishers, or any time you have a few spare moments
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This file contains 80+ pages of Ready-to-Use Math Enrichment Activities. These are grouped into four products that are also sold separately. Save money by buying them together! These are great to use as enrichment, homework, or warm-up. The 4
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Use these 126 lateral thinking cards to help your students gain fluency with creative thinking. Similar the board game, TriBonds, each card requires students to come up with one word that links the three words on each card together. For example, the
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Analogy Task Cards: 72 short answer cards plus answer sheet These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their
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This is a set of 20 different Category Brainstorm game cards. Each card in numbered for easy organization and contains four categories and spaces for four letters at the top. The letter spaces are blank so that a different game can be created each
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Save money with this this discounted writing prompt bundle! Includes five sets of cards for a total of 764 different prompts! There are so many ways to use these cards!• As journal prompts • At a writing center• As discussion prompts in small
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Use these 24 Ecology Task Cards to add enrichment to your Ecology unit. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without extra help or extra materials other than paper and pencil. However, a basic knowledge of some ecology concepts are
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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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