Rachel Lynette

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By Rachel Lynette
These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables (or google slides) are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.6.4, L.3.3, L.3.3a, L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b...
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By Rachel Lynette
These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide option) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at affixes and word roots. It includes definitions and examples for independent
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.4b, L.4.4b, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4
$6.98
5,908
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By Rachel Lynette
This step-by-step writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Slides to use with Google Classroom
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.8, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.4...
$9.98
5,792
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By Rachel Lynette
Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author. Traditional print versions and Google Slide versions are included
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1...
$24.98
4,326
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By Rachel Lynette
Try these 15 creative book projects to spice up your reading program. These fun, hands-on projects will hold your students accountable for their reading and are sure to motivate even the most reluctant reader. Each engaging project includes a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$5.98
3,808
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By Rachel Lynette
This no-prep resource includes 37 pages (and google slides) of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use printables for 21 different kinds of poems. Each introduction worksheet includes a description of the poem, the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$6.98
2,743
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By Rachel Lynette
This is a set of 25 ready-to-use language arts printables and google slides. There are pages and slides that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. This resource is meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,873
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By Rachel Lynette
Take your English language review or morning work to the next level with I Heart Literacy! A wide variety of activities are used on these 50 pages (or google slides), each with its own high-interest, curriculum-based theme and its own unique design
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1b, L.3.1d, L.3.1e, L.3.1f, L.3.1g, L.3.1h, L.3.1i, L.3.2, L.3.2a...
$11.98
2,108
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By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.8, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8
$9.98
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By Rachel Lynette
Here are 45 literature response activities arranged in five grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. There is also a list of all 45 activities at the end of the document.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$3.98
1,987
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By Rachel Lynette
Make Close Reading Easy with this toolkit, jam-packed with posters, graphic organizers, discussion starters, writing prompts and plenty of close reading strategies and teaching tips. These resources will work with any informational (nonfiction)
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10, RI.4.1...
$9.98
$7.98
2,045
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By Rachel Lynette
These 28 pages of ready-to-use math activities reinforce basic skills such as addition,, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Critical Thinking, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Independent Work Packet
$3.98
1,843
Digital Download PDF (9.11 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Independent Work Packet
$4.98
1,742
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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
1,634
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By Rachel Lynette
Your students will love these 22 "Any Book" literature response printables! They are the perfect, ready-to-use way to keep your students accountable for what they are reading. Just what you need if you use an independent reading program such as
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.98
1,504
Digital Download PDF (11.46 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
Here are 20 printable pages (and google slides) to help your students practice parts of speech while having fun! Blankity-Blanks are similar to Mad Libs™ activities. Your students can complete them alone, with partners, or in groups.Google Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$5.98
1,001
Digital Download ZIP (53.15 MB)
By Rachel Lynette
This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
1,025
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By Rachel Lynette
This product contains 23 no-prep current events printables and graphic organizers that can be used with any article or internet news post. Use them when you are reading an article as a class or for independent selections to keep your students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4...
$4.98
827
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By Rachel Lynette
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.4.1, L.4.2c, L.4.3b, L.5.2a, L.5.2b
$4.50
877
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By Rachel Lynette
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 text
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2...
$5.98
1,055
Digital Download PDF (18.99 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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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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