Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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Engage your students with “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” First, a lively PowerPoint presentation teaches them about rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language. Then they identify similes in the poem and analyze two famous Christmas songs written in
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Motivate students to learn which words to capitalize in titles! Start off with an interactive PowerPoint presentation featuring titles of holiday movies. Kids learn capitalization rules then practice with a lively thumbs up/thumbs down session.
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Get your students up, moving, and improving writing! In this holiday writing activity, students scoot through eight stations where they employ simple strategies to improve a narrative text (“Alyssa the Elf” or “Alex the Elf”). Themed cards explain
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Eight no-prep holiday activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. This December Independent Learning Module includes a 10-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. It’s a
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Help Santa figure out some perimeter and area problems! Two packets of problems (beginning and challenging) make differentiation a snap. Kids will love these real-world Christmas math activities. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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Adding and subtracting unlike fractions has never been so much fun! These elf-themed task cards will get your students motivated to practice. You can use them with the whole class, small groups, or individual students. What’s Included: • 12 task
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Can your students convince Santa to hire them as elves? This Christmas writing activity provides lots of support for students who are writing their first five-paragraph persuasive essays. A mentor text is also included. Created by master teacher
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Time flies when you're having fun! I've taught fourth grade for more than 30 years and love it more now than ever. My mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials for my classroom and yours.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Enjoy teaching! How? Engage students in challenging, meaningful work. My students enjoy exploring, digging deeper, and connecting content to big ideas. Technology tools, such as PowerPoint presentations, Internet sites, and You Tube videos, make learning fun. For specific ideas, visit my blog, Enjoy Teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow (1989) National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist (1996 and 2006) Crystal Apple Award Winner (1999) Lake Central Teacher of the Year (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education, Purdue University (1981) M.S. in Elementary Education, Purdue University Calumet (1987) Gifted and Talented Endorsement, Purdue University (1988)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Indiana State Curriculum Map Writer, Grade 5 Math (2010) Indiana High Ability Curriculum Project, Literacy Grade 4 (2011) LearnZillion Dream Team, Constructed Response Grades 3-5 (2012) Teachers pay Teachers (2013-present)

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