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Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
Use this set of 24 free reading strategy task cards to help your students practice these important skills. Students can answer on notebook paper and use the included recording sheet to keep track of the cards they have completed. Another option is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
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By Rachel Lynette
Some kids make friends naturally, but for others, making and keeping friends is not so easy. Studies have shown that having even one friend significantly improves a child's emotional health and school performance. Some children may struggle to make
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (5.97 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 5 free worksheets for practicing affix use and introducing roots to your students. These worksheets will work fine as stand alone activities, but they are all part of a larger, 40 page (plus answer keys and Common Core Charts) prefix,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
997
Digital Download PDF (15.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This freebie includes a close reading poster, 3 graphic organizers (one for each read), and a set of 6 "Talk Time" discussion prompt cards. These resources came from my
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
FREE
868
Digital Download PDF (3.64 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Would Your Rather Questions: FREEHere are 20 fun Would You Rather Questions just for kids. These are great to use when you have a few extra minutes.Get 180 more questions here:200 Would You Rather Questions,
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
878
Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Reading Strategies: 8 Posters FREE Use these bright and colorful posters at centers or to decorate your classroom. A great way to remind students to use their reading strategies! Includes: Summarizing Author's Purpose Making
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
FREE
863
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Word Problem Detective Task Cards: FREEOne big challenge students often have with math story problems is thatthey do not read the problem carefully enough. These longer storyproblems were designed to help students learn to read carefully andpick out
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Math Centers, Task Cards
FREE
590
Digital Download PDF (3.50 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about Halloween. Great for discussion starters, class polls and journal prompts. What's Included:- Print copy (Can be used as an Easel Activity)- Google Slides digital activityTerms of UseThis resource
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
FREE
524
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By Rachel Lynette
These 8 Word-O-Rama (similar to Boggle) card not only fun, but will also help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. These cards can be used in so many ways: At a literacy centerFor fast finishersWith partners
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Google Apps
FREE
507
Digital Download PDF (2.53 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 Fun Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.Distance Learning:There is also a digital
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
602
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By Rachel Lynette
Whether you are wondering about using task cards in your classroom or have been using them for years, this free ebook is for you! This book will tell you:Why task cards are such amazing teaching toolsThe many ways they can be usedHow to use Task
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Teacher Manuals, EBooks, Task Cards
FREE
683
Digital Download PDF (7.69 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about Thanksgiving. Great for discussion starters, class polls and journal prompts. Print out or use as an Easel Activity. To use, click the white, OPEN AS EASEL ACTIVITY button to the right. Students
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
FREE
783
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 Valentine's Day Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.There are two different
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
378
Digital Download PDF (1.35 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 12 word problems based around the Twelve Days of Christmas song. These multi-step story problems are fun and challenging! Great for seatwork, homework, or a center. There is also an extra creative thinking activity at the very end. Distance
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
374
Digital Download PDF (9.82 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
20 End of School and Summer Would You Rather Questions FREE - Included in both print and digital form. Project the Google Slides, and let the discussion begin!Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about the end of the year and summer. Kids
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Google Apps
FREE
296
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Diffy is a fun and intriguing math game that requires subtraction, logic, and pattern recognition to win. It can be played with whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, and money. This game is challenging for both kids and adults! You can play
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
FREE
524
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Brain Breaks are not only fun, but essential for focus and learning. Your students will love each of these quick and challenging Brain Breaks and enjoy the novelty of rolling a die to select which one to do. Just display them with your document
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
FREE
381
Digital Download PDF (4.65 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 Fun St. Patrick's Day themed Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. You can use them digitally with the Google Slides Version or you can print them to pass out to the students. These are great discussion starters for when
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
336
Digital Download PDF (2.05 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
I Heart Literacy is a fabulous way to supercharge your ELA and Reading Skills review! Not only will students be practicing important standards, they will also be learning about curriculum-based topics as each page has its own high-interest theme!
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
FREE
282
Digital Download ZIP (2.54 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Go beyond, "What are you thankful for?" with these fun worksheets. The first one asks children to think of things they are thankful for that meet specific criteria. The second has an ABC format.Not only do these questions facilitate flexible and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
213
Digital Download PDF (1.06 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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Minds in Bloom is thrilled to welcome Cassi Noack to the team. Come back soon for more information about Cassi! See her products by clicking her name in the categories to the left.

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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