Rachel Lynette

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Each of these 60 engaging brains breaks is not only super-fun, but also quick and easy! Everything you need is on the card. Just print, cut, and go. No gluing needed! These 60 brain breaks have been carefully selected and created to meet the
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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 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for
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These 28 pages of ready-to-use math activities reinforce basic skills such as addition,, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as
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Perfect for back to school - These intriguing questions will help you get to know your students and help them get to know each other. Kids love them and as you can see below, they make terrific writing prompts and are great for facilitating higher
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These 32 short passage cards are perfect for reinforcing generalization skills. They are meant to be used as supplementary reading strategy materials after you have introduced the concept. Students can use these cards individually at a center or
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These rigorous task cards require students to use a variety of math skills including place value, rounding, addition subtraction, multiplication, greater than/less than and more, in order to solve the puzzles. They would make a great warm-up
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This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups. This product includes the following scavenger hunts
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Each of these 30 Dictionary Dig cards requires students to find a word in the dictionary that fits the given clue. The clues are open-ended, so there will be several possible answers for each one. In fact, one way to offer an extra challenge is to
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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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Dig Deeper into Wonder by RJ Palacio with these discussion cards. This set of 97 question cards will really get your students thinking, talking and writing about the characters, events, and themes and will help them to connect parts of the book to
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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 32 multiple choice cards to practice word root meanings. Each card features two words with the same root and a choice of meanings. Students must use their knowlege of the word meanings to infer the correct answer. A student answer sheet
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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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This set of cards is a fun way to help your students learn to pay close attention to directions. Each card features a different set of mostly multi-step directions to follow. Students use the included fun-shapes answer sheet to record their
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Back to School and Beyond: Activities & Classroom Management Tools This back to school resource provides tools and activities to use during the first week of school and throughout the year. Everything is "ready to use" but can also be easily
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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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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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