Rachel Lynette

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Writing paragraphs doesn't have to be hard. This paragraph writing program is both fun and effective. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Drive slides
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Make Close Reading Easy with this tool kit, jam-packed with posters, graphic organizers, discussion starters, writing prompts and plenty of close reading teaching tips. These resources will work with any informational (nonfiction) text and to
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Here are 20 no prep printables to help your students learn how to use the dictionary effectively. Some of them focus on specific skills and can stand alone, while others require the use of a dictionary. Worksheets that are used with a dictionary can
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These ready-to-use pages 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 paragraphs and independently once they have mastered
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This resource is designed to help your students get more out of their informational text (nonfiction) reading.These printables will work with any nonfiction book. The first 24 pages are printables that include pre-reading activities, exploring
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This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your middle school students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in
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Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This resource will not only give your students valuable close reading practice, but will also teach them a great deal about objects in our solar system other than
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These close reading tool kits are designed to work with any book or passage. They address all of the Common Core RL and RI standards. They include instructions and tips, posters/anchor charts, graphic organizers and printables, Talk Time discussion
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Close reading is an important, but often difficult skill to teach (and to learn!). This close reading toolkit will make it so much easier! It is designed to work with literature/fiction – specifically, folktales, short stories, picture books, and
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Here are 22 appealing graphic organizers to use with any book (The document is 38 pages long because most of the graphic organizers are offered in two formats: with lines and without lines). Graphic organizers are great tools for analyzing
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Add a little razzle-dazzle to your reading program with these 18 engaging, no prep reading response printables. These will work with any fictional story or book and can be used again and again throughout the year. Perfect for Reading Workshop or
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These 12 close reading response bookmarks are a part of the much larger Close Reading Toolkit for Literature. I got so many requests for just the reading response bookmarks, that I decided to make them a product on their own. They are meant to be
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I Heart Paragraph Writing is a fun, effective, and paperless way for your students to practice writing paragraphs. Students simply click and type into the included text boxes on each slide. You can use these digital writing prompts and graphic
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Yes, this passage is from a real book! Which means it is an authentic text that you can use along with 4 pages of text-dependent questions. This is the first chapter of Mysterious Encounters: Urban Legends by Rachel Lynette (that’s me!), used here
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Graphic Organizers - 4 Appealing Activities for Any Book! FREE Here are 4 fun graphic organizers to try with your students! If you like these you can get 18 more Graphic Organizers for Any Book Thanks for looking!
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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
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Close reading is an important skill to master. This close reading freebie will work with any fictional story or book. It includes: -Close reading for literature poster -Character description book marks -3 Graphic organizers -3 Text evidence writing
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This set of Halloween paragraph prompts includes six prompts, two each for opinion, informative, and narrative writing. These prompts will work perfectly with I Heart Paragraph Writing - Paragraph of the Week as a seasonal prompts. They could
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This set of Thanksgiving paragraph prompts includes six prompts, two each for opinion, informative, and narrative writing. These prompts will work perfectly with I Heart Paragraph Writing - Paragraph of the Week as a seasonal prompts. They could
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Keep your students writing all December long with these 9 no-prep holiday writing prompts. There are six Christmas prompts, two each for opinion, informative, and narrative writing. There are also three Hanukkah prompts, one for each of the three
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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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