Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
This complete theme unit offers two different processes for finding the author’s message. Two PowerPoint presentations, four fables, and effective organizers will get the results you want. To scaffold from moral to theme, kids use connected details.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$10.00
187 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Are you looking for age-appropriate narrative writing? Try this fables writing activity! The five-part lesson teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students to write narratives using effective technique, clear event sequences, and dialogue between
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5
$8.00
42 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the Summarizing PowerPoint provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing literature. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries.The first presentation uses
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$6.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Assess your students’ ability to answer questions and construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and beginning of the year reading test. You can use it to sample student skills early in the year, to guide instruction, or as a test
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6
$4.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
This complete, differentiated summarizing unit teaches students to identify story elements and write an effective summary. You’ll love the results: improved student responses and improved test scores.Students learn to identify the main characters,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2
$10.00
40 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Enjoy ten timeless tales from Aesop! Each fable has been adapted for intermediate grade readers. The corresponding set of reading comprehension questions asks students to answer inferential questions, find meanings of words in context, describe
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3...
$5.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Enjoy 12 one-page printable and shareable versions of Aesop’s Fables. Each fable has been adapted for to present-day language for intermediate grade students. This resource includes a website with full-page texts to project for instruction, as well
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Printables
$4.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Introducing the ultimate fables unit! It includes 10 one-page fables with questions, 7 fables plays, a fables writing activity, and more. It's a complete reading, writing, speaking and listening experience.Everything you need is included! You can
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Drama, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4...
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$14.00
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By Brenda Kovich
Add a little drama to your class! Seven fables are written as plays. You can use them for reader’s theater, short skits, or full-blown performances with costumes and props. This product is also available as part of my Fables Bundle. No need to buy
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
$4.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Brenda Kovich
Get the results you want with this summarizing practice pack. Five passages, organizers, checklists, and rubrics help kids summarize. They learn to identify story elements and write effective paragraphs.At the beginning of this resource, you will
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2
$6.00
8 ratings
3.8
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By Brenda Kovich
Address that tough fourth grade literature standard with text, visuals, and video. Kids read "The Tortoise and the Hare" with no pictures. Then they compare it to versions with illustrations and video.What’s Included• Lesson plans with directions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.4.7
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10 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Proverbs are sayings that convey common wisdom. This free two-page set includes 25 proverbs and their interpretations. You can use them to teach English sayings or as a springboard for writing fables. Proverbs and Writing Fables Every great fable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
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4.0
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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

Every day in the classroom, I strive to engage each student in challenging, meaningful work. To accomplish this, I use differentiated texts and activities. My students love digging into science experiments and websites, connecting ideas, and exploring with independent learning modules.

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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