Brenda Kovich

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Theme can be fun and easy to teach! This complete unit shows fourth grade students how to find a theme and explain it in a literary response. Students learn to identify connected details, translate those details into a theme, and write a constructed
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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
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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
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Two versions of this Summarizing Power Point presentation provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing a story. The first presentation uses “Somebody Wanted But Then So” to introduce early learners to the summary process. The second scaffolds
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Four summarizing graphic organizers, two PowerPoint presentations, a video link, five summarizing passages, and rubrics – everything you need to teach your students how to summarize literature. A variety of options are available: summarizing with a
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Aesop’s Fables – pure and simple! 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. NEW: This resource now includes a website with
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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
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Five passages, graphic organizers, checklists, rubrics, and more support students as they learn to summarize. For beginners, choose “somebody wanted but then so.” As they progress, students can use organizers that help them identify specific story
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Introducing the ultimate reading and writing fables unit for third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade students! Now bigger kids can use these timeless tales for a complete reading, writing, speaking and listening experience. Everything you need
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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
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Enjoy teaching RL.3.7, RL.4.7, and RL.5.7 with “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Students explore connections between text, illustrations, and video. What’s Included • Lesson plans with directions and discussion questions • One-page text of “The
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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
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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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