Rachel Lynette

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Boggle Task Cards! Use these 24 Boggle cards at a literacy center to help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. This version of the game is meant to be played individually, ideally without a time limit.
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Mad Lib Type Activities - 20 Pages of Parts of Speech Fun! Here are 20 Mad Lib type activities to use with your students. They feature kid-friendly topics and can be used alone, in partners, or in groups. A fun and motivating way to practice parts
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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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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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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
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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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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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Use this I Have, Who Has game to practice the state capitals. To play, distribute the cards more or less evenly to your students. The order does not matter as long as the cards have been mixed up. Then have a student read the bottom half of his or
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Each of these four sets of cards contains 24 cards for a total of 96 different cards. Each card is labeled with a set number and each set has a different color border to keep them from getting mixed up. In addition, there are guidelines for easy
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You've read the book, you've done the worksheets and activities, now it's time to play the game! Your students will love Panem to Panem, a game based on the popular party Game Apples to Apples. This game: Can be played with 4-10 players Is simple
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Each of these four sets of cards contains 24 cards for a total of 96 different cards. Each card is labeled with a set number and each set has a different color border to keep them from getting mixed up. In addition, there are guidelines for easy
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Your students will be so excited to discover that snowmen are hiding in your classroom! You can play this game over the course of a few days or you can use it as single-session activity. There are two answer sheets included to accommodate different
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Would Your Rather Questions: FREE Here 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,
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FREE Boggle Template - Make a New Game Every Time! Here is a terrific activity to use with the whole class when you have a few extra minutes, or individually for students who finish early (think standardized tests). Because this is a Word
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End of School and Summer Would You Rather Questions FREE Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about the end of the year and summer. Kids LOVE these! Great for discussion starters, class polls and writing prompts. Thanks for looking!
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Here is a great back to school game! Use these statement strips to make Jenga into a fun way for students to get to know each other better. There are 54 statement strips, one for each block in a standard Jenga game. Simply cut out the statement
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Review Game: Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject - FREE Use this with your whole class to review a unit you have been studying. To begin, each student writes three facts about the subject in the top three boxes. Then students walk around the
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Multiplication Facts Jenga FREE Use these multiplication fact strips to make Jenga into a fun way for students to practice their basic multiplication facts. There are 54 multiplication fact strips, one for each block in a standard Jenga game. A
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Addition Facts Jenga - FREE Use these addition fact strips to make Jenga into a fun way for students to practice their basic addition facts. There are 54 addition fact strips, one for each block in a standard Jenga game. A color coded answer card
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Hide each of these twelve numbered elves around your classroom. Students use the recording sheet to tell where they find each elf. Older students will enjoy keeping the hiding places a secret for a few days or even the whole week. Another option is
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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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