Brenda Kovich

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Compare and contrast folklore with three PowerPoint presentations, 10 stories, tables, Venn diagrams, and more! This complete differentiated unit teaches students to identify characters, setting, plot, and theme; find similarities and differences in
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This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to construct responses that describe characters, settings, or events. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Students
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Have some fun with Cinderella folklore and parody! Kids (and teachers) of all ages will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of Cinderella stories, looking for common elements, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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Parallel place value activities and assessments differentiate for two levels: basic and advanced. Posters, hands-on activities, games, and practice sheets move students to mastery of multi-digit numeration. Now you can teach one lesson to reach two
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This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to construct responses to explaining and inferring questions. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Six engaging
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Do your students need practice identifying text structure? This practice pack is for you! It will help your students discriminate between five informational text structures: description, sequence, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and
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Give your fourth grade reading curriculum a boost! Nine standards-based literature units provide everything you need: differentiated reading passages, PowerPoint presentations for direct instruction, student activity pages, assessments, and
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Your fourth graders will love Kipling’s Just So Stories! (And you’ll love how differentiation and scaffolding make this set of lessons accessible to all students.) Four stories are differentiated at three reading levels, and student sheets come with
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Point of view practice and point of view passages – now in two formats! Two worksheets get kids started with simple practice. Then they move onto longer passages. You can choose from two student response formats: multiple choice or constructed
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Teach CCSS literature standards while reading Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Five sets of lesson plans, six PowerPoint presentations, student sheets, and rubrics help fourth and fifth grade students learn to answer explaining and inferring
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This practice pack provides four stories; student sheets for describing characters, settings, or events (constructed response); and supporting resources. Students find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite,
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Six engaging reading passages and twelve question sheets provide plenty of practice in constructing responses. Students must find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Each question sheet
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Your fifth graders will love Kipling’s Just So Stories! (And you’ll love how differentiation and scaffolding make this set of lessons accessible to all students.) Four stories are differentiated at three reading levels, and student sheets come with
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Improve your students’ informational reading by targeting specific strategies for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, and using related words. What’s
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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)

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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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