Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables (AND 60+ google slides) are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.6.4, L.3.3, L.3.3a, L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b...
$5.98
10,358
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By Rachel Lynette
Tackle teaching THEME with these 16 short stories! This resource includes printable task cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. Plus, there are audio files that can turn each story into a read aloud! This resource
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.95
12,145
Digital Download PDF (16.96 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, this step-by-step paragraph writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. With 60 different prompts, (20 opinion, 20 informative, & 20 narrative) this resource will last all year. Google
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.8, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.4...
$14.98
$9.98
6,548
Digital Download PDF (82.43 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide options) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at the prefixes, suffixes, and root words. It includes definitions and examples for
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.4b, L.4.4b, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4
$6.98
6,520
Digital Download PDF (8.92 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This no-prep resource includes 37 pages (and google slides) 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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$6.98
3,015
Digital Download ZIP (9.17 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Try these 15 creative book projects to spice up your reading program. These fun, hands-on projects will hold your students accountable for their reading and are sure to motivate even the most reluctant reader. Each engaging project includes a
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Printables
$6.98
$5.98
3,993
Digital Download PDF (2.30 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 204 digital or print Would You Rather questions are great for discussion, class polls, writing prompts, language building, facilitating higher-level thinking, brain breaks, building community, and more!What's included: Check out the preview to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Community, Specialty
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Games
$5.98
2,060
Digital Download PDF (37.57 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, these ready-to-use pages (and slides) are an effective way to provide your students with regular paragraph writing practice. They can be used with teacher support while your students are learning how to write
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.8, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8
$9.98
2,128
Digital Download PDF (53.08 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 printable pages (and google slides) to help your students practice parts of speech while having fun! Blankity-Blanks are similar to Mad Libs™ activities. Your students can complete them alone, with partners, or in groups.Google Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$5.98
1,210
Digital Download ZIP (53.15 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) The bulk of this packet is made up of 42 ready-to-use spelling printables that can be used with any list. These pages can be chosen and assigned by you or you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$6.98
1,727
Digital Download PDF (19.85 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Whether you need print or digital, this step-by-step paragraph writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement with your middle school students. With 60 different prompts, (20 persuasive/argumentative, 20 expository/informative, &
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e...
$9.98
756
Digital Download PDF (78.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
Autumn, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Printables
$8.98
730
Digital Download ZIP (9.41 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$7.98
831
Digital Download ZIP (15.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Save money with this discounted set of Reading Strategy Task Card Sets for grades 2-5. Each set includes 24 cards, student recording sheet, and a colorful poster. Please see below for digital options included:Sets included: Author's Purpose - with
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$9.96
$7.96
868
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
If you want your students to write amazing poems, a clear understanding of figurative language and plenty of practice can really help. Use the figurative language worksheets (with google slide option) to help your students master seven common types
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$12.96
$9.96
330
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
This fun and engaging "Whodunnit" activity is the perfect Thanksgiving activity for your students! In this activity, students will learn to become detectives and then use their sleuthing skills to figure out who stole the Thanksgiving turkey! With
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Fun Stuff
$6.95
132
Digital Download ZIP (87.12 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
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. All these sets come with
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$9.75
$7.75
1,153
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
These 25 no-prep printables are designed to help your students explore homophones and practice using them correctly. There is a wide variety of formats so that students do not get bored with the same type of activity over and over again. There are
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$5.50
277
Digital Download PDF (11.31 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This bundle contains Main Idea task cards in two formats: Traditional printable task cards and digital Boom Cards! Please note that the passages in the Digital Boom Cards are the same as Set 2 in the Traditional task cards. Only the format is
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$7.39
$5.89
257
Bundle
By Rachel Lynette
Liven up your journal writing program with these Tic-Tac-Toe choice grids! This download has 28 different choice grids (252 prompts in all). That is enough for the whole year! Each week, you may have your students choose three of the nine prompts to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$6.98
914
Digital Download PDF (12.41 MB)
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TERMS OF USE FOR COVID 19 Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the internet to their students as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

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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.

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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