Rachel Lynette

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Learning how to use commas correctly does not have to be boring! These motivating printables will make kids laugh while they learn how to punctuate properly. The worksheets give rules, examples, and opportunities for practice using humorous
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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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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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Here is a different way to cook with kids that is kid-centered, fun, and very, very hands-on. Kids feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as they follow the recipes - often with little adult help to create something yummy. These recipes can
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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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Reward Coupons are a fun and inexpensive way to keep your students motivated and well behaved. These 35 rewards were selected to appeal to students in grades 3-6 and the cards were designed to be appealing, but not too babyish. The rewards are all
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Each of these fun and engaging Tile Tangle task cards features 7 letter tiles, each with a traditional Scrabble point value. Students use the tiles to create as many words as they can and then total up their points. Older students will only need the
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Make coloring meaningful and decorate your classroom with these 50 growth mindset posters! Each poster features a different growth mindset statement, affirmation, or quote. There are 30 different designs to color (so some designs are on two
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Your students will love receiving awards that they can color themselves! With 65 different awards, you are sure to find one for each of your students. With 65 different awards, you are sure to find one for each of your students. Each award focuses
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Here is a set of 16 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to facilitate critical and creative thinking in your students. Students will need to use their logic, spatial, and reasoning skills to complete these activities. Some of these activities are
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This discounted bundle includes six sets of creative and critical thinking task cards that will keep your students on their toes all year long. Kids love them and they are perfect for centers, fast finishers, or any time you have a few spare moments
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These 3-D Star Ornaments are a great Christmas craft for older kids or even adults! Students color the stars, cut them out and assemble. These would make terrific Christmas gifts, classroom decorations, or just make them for fun! There are eight
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Reading Response Bookmarks: Track Words, Notes, Characters and More. Most of these bookmarks are meant to be written on and are a great way to get motivate hard-to-reach students to respond to literature. Completing several bite-sized bookmarks may
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Here are 12 ready-to-use, challenging and fun Valentine's Day Activities (with answer keys) that will get your students to use their head in this time of the heart. The focus is on Critical Thinking Skills, but there is also some Math and Language
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Inspirational Quotes - Classroom Posters to Motivate Your Students! Post these 20 bright and colorful miniposters (or enlarge them) in your classroom to keep your kids motivated all year long! While the text is colorful (but will print out fine in
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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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Your students will love receiving awards that they can color themselves! With 65 different awards included, you are sure to find one for each of your students. With 65 different awards, you are sure to find one for each of your students. Each award
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Use these 44 ice breaker question cards at the start of the year as a back to school activity or anytime you want to build community in your classroom. These cards can be used in a variety of ways as discussion or writing prompts; however, they are
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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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Use these 24 Ecology Task Cards to add enrichment to your Ecology unit. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without extra help or extra materials other than paper and pencil. However, a basic knowledge of some ecology concepts are
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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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