Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
Eight inference activities and five short mystery passages help detectives in third, fourth, and fifth grades build close reading and critical thinking skills. The stories can be used for your genre study or as stand-alone comprehension exercises.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a
$8.98
$6.98
266
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By Brenda Kovich
Assess your students' ability to construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and seven questions. You can use it at the beginning of the year to sample student skills, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity.This five-page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6
$3.00
78
Digital Download PDF (9.26 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
For each chapter of The Lightning Thief, kids complete a one-page worksheet. They explore a character from Greek myths, summarize, answer a comprehension question, and define vocabulary. This Percy Jackson novel study also includes background
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.4
$12.00
65
Digital Download PDF (59.40 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Add some detective activities to your mystery genre study! Your kids will love decoding secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, trying different types of invisible ink, playing observation games, and working logic puzzles.Bundled Resources:Secret
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$9.00
$7.00
180
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Kids explore light concepts with five sets of hands-on activities, stations, or centers. This energy unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, assessment, and extensions. Third, fourth, or fifth grade students explore key
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Centers
$8.00
216
Digital Download PDF (43.26 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your sound unit with labs, stations, or centers. Third, fourth, or fifth grade students explore energy concepts with six sets of hands-on activities and complete a related STEM challenge. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Centers
$8.00
148
Digital Download PDF (21.19 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Kids love reading and writing mysteries. When you add secret codes, fingerprinting, and invisible ink, they’re really hooked! This unit will engage your little detectives. It was specially designed for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. All
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4...
$25.97
$20.97
108
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Explore similar themes and topics in folktales from around the world with three instructional slideshows, posters, fourteen paired passages, and graphic organizers. The complete differentiated ELA unit teaches fourth and fifth grade students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$18.98
$14.98
225
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Fourth or fifth grade students persuade others to try their favorite activity. They follow a clear step-by-step process with corresponding modeling and organizers. Writing persuasive five-paragraph essays becomes fun and easy. You should try it! To
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.4.1a, W.4.1b, W.4.1c, W.4.1d
$4.99
98
Digital Download PDF (26.15 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Daily language sentences use only ten minutes of class time per day. One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are featured each week. Review powerfully spirals fourth and fifth grade students to greater understanding. Click
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
$14.97
$11.97
114
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Assess your students’ ability to answer questions and construct responses with this beginning of the year reading test. You can use it to sample student skills, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity.You can administer it as a printed
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6
$4.00
59
Digital Download PDF (13.63 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students learn to write dialogue using quotation marks and commas. The unit explores direct and indirect quotes, punctuating, capitalizing, and handling character tags at the beginning, middle, and end of the sentence.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.3.2c, L.4.2b, L.5.2
$7.00
$4.99
143
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This unit includes 32 one-page passages, corresponding themed research sheets, a colorful poster set, and two opinion writing activities. Your third and fourth grade students will love learning about characters from myths! If you're looking for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.3, W.3.1, W.3.7, W.4.1, W.4.7, W.5.1, W.5.7
$25.98
$19.98
46
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This six-week language set purposely links parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation rules, provides sentences for reinforcement and skill building, and uses only ten minutes of class time daily. It's small but mighty!The program starts
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
$4.99
31
Digital Download PDF (21.27 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Ignite kids’ interest in Greek mythology with this engaging project! Third and fourth grade students love learning about their favorite gods and goddesses, heroes, and creatures with these coloring pages. If you're looking for a similar activity
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7
$8.00
94
Digital Download PDF (70.62 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your study of sound and light with hands-on energy activities! Lesson plans, lab sheets, companion websites, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in these units. Third, fourth, or fifth grade students explore
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Physics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$16.00
$13.00
71
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
One-page passages introduce third, fourth, and fifth grade students to 33 characters from Greek mythology. Kids take notes on themed sheets. Finally, they color the pages - and voila! You have a beautiful classroom display.The myth passages are
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables
$16.00
$14.00
42
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Your kids will enjoy reading four folktales of the headless horseman, an age-appropriate version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” related artwork, video links, and activities. They’re perfect for Halloween – or anytime. This bundle includes a
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RL.6.7, RL.6.9
$8.00
$6.50
78
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Activities explore the lives of abolitionists - journalists, runaway slaves, ministers, politicians, and others - who opposed slavery and acted as catalysts during abolition and the Civil War. You can pick and choose research pages to make your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Research, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.2, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.6.2, W.6.7, W.6.8
$4.99
47
Digital Download PDF (27.48 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Explore parts of a plant with hands-on biology activities! Fourth and fifth grade kids examine internal and external structures and functions of seeds, flowers, roots, stems, and leaves; conduct flower dissection and germination labs; explore
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Printables
$13.00
$10.50
92
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Time flies when you're having fun! I taught fourth grade for more than 35 years and loved it. Today, my mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials your classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a standards-based curriculum. To achieve this, I use active, student-centered learning. Whenever possible, activities are hands-on and social.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm proud to be a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist) and have received three special awards: Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow, Crystal Apple Award Winner, and Lake Central Teacher of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.S. in Elementary Education, a Gifted and Talented Endorsement - all from Purdue University.

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