Rachel Lynette

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Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The
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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
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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
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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
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Use these 23 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 23 cards includes a nonfiction text
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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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Use these 24 informational text (nonfiction) inference task cards to help your students draw conclusions and make inferences. Each card features a short, engaging passage, a text-dependent inference question, and a second question requiring students
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This resource is designed to help your students get more out of their informational text (nonfiction) reading.These printables will work with any nonfiction book. The first 24 pages are printables that include pre-reading activities, exploring
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Here are 14 Ready to Use Current Events Activities. There are 12 Current Events worksheet and graphic organizers that can be used with any article. There is also a Current Events Sharing form for students to use with an article that will be shared
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These 32 multiple choice cards to help your students understand the different types of informational text (nonfiction) features such as index, glossary, bold print, diagrams, maps, captions etc. In addition to the 32 question cards, there is also a
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Understanding informational text can be challenging, but this discounted task card bundle will make is so much easier (and more fun!). You can use these task cards at literacy centers, in games, or with the whole class. Please see the product links
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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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Informational Text Structures PowerPoint: 32 Paragraph Slides, CCSS RI 5 This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with an informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to analyze along with 4 multiple choice options. When you
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Informational Text Features PowerPoint: 32 Question Slides CCSS RI 5 This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with a questions about informational text (nonfiction) features, and four multiple choice options. When you first display each
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Fact and Opinion PowerPoint: 32 Animated Slides. This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with three related statements. The challenge is to determine which of the statements is either a fact or an opinion (depending on the slide). The
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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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This is a guided book report to use with a nonfiction (informational text) book about a country. Great for independent reading. Here is what is included: -2 page guided book report -Country book project grid with 6 choices for projects -Grading
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Each of these 24 Boom Learning℠ Main Idea Boom Cards features a short passage and three multiple choice answer options. The main idea is NOT stated and therefore must be inferred. These cards are a great way to practice this skill!
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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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