Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
Use these 16 short story cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets (and slide formats) so that you can differentiate as needed. For the print version: multiple-choice,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.50
11,634
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By Rachel Lynette
Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
$4.89
11,427
Digital Download PDF (6.01 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Each of these 24 Task Cards (and Google slides) features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2
$3.39
9,203
Digital Download ZIP (3.37 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards (and google slides) features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.9
$3.75
6,994
Digital Download ZIP (4.66 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 24 cards (or Google Slides) to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in the text. Each card features a short passage and asks students to identify both a cause and an effect from the text. Great for test prep or as
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$3.38
6,647
Digital Download ZIP (1.92 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. Each card features a short reading passage and the three multiple-choice PIE options. Students are also asked to justify their answers. This activity is meant to be
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.6
$3.28
6,803
Digital Download PDF (3.19 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 32 short passage cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. Five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometimes called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$3.38
6,580
Digital Download PDF (4.90 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 32 context clue task cards will help your students to better understand what they read and to improve their vocabularies. Great for test prep too! Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a
$3.28
5,315
Digital Download PDF (6.27 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 short passage cards to practice inferring character traits. The multiple-choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep or as a supplement to your reading skills lesson. If you want your students to go a little deeper, there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$3.28
5,341
Digital Download PDF (2.85 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 23 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards (and Google slides) as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 23 cards
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
$3.19
5,275
Digital Download ZIP (3.94 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 32 sequencing cards to help your students master this important reading strategy. Each card features a paragraph (with signal words) and a sequencing question about the order of events. Each paragraph is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.38
4,568
Digital Download PDF (3.72 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 27 Figurative Language Task Cards and Google slides for ELA practice and enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5
$3.48
3,702
Digital Download ZIP (3.60 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Inference is such a difficult reading strategy for many students, but these 24 short passage cards can help! Use them orally in small groups or individually as a writing assignment. Students can answer on a separate piece of paper and track the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.19
3,382
Digital Download PDF (4.42 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 65 question cards for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author's purpose, mood, tone and more. Students will
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.98
3,112
Digital Download ZIP (3.46 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or an opinion. The multiple-choice format makes these cards ideal for
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.28
2,681
Digital Download PDF (6.62 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
These 32 context clue task cards will help your students to better understand what they read and to improve their vocabularies. Great for test prep too! Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a
$3.28
2,436
Digital Download PDF (3.65 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Paraphrasing is an essential skill for many types of writing, but a difficult one to master. Each of these 32 paraphrasing task cards features a different informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to paraphrase. These paragraphs are
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.29
1,514
Digital Download ZIP (6.35 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Your kids will be inference masters with this discounted bundle! Includes 6 sets of fun and challenging cards. Each card features a short passage and text-dependent questions. All sets come with answer keys and either a student answer sheet or
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$19.92
$15.92
1,669
Bundle
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, Spelling, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.98
1,655
Digital Download ZIP (20.78 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 32 multiple choice figurative language task cards. Each card features a different figure of speech within the context of a paragraph. Seven types of figurative language are featured on these cards: simile, metaphor, idiom,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.6.5, L.6.5a, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
1,660
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
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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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