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 provides point of view passages, activities, writing, and assessment. Kids learn to determine point of view, defend it with evidence from the text, and consider alternative perspectives. You can choose from two
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Who has hair of snakes and eyes that can turn you to stone? Medusa, of course! You can spice up your mythology unit or The Lightning Thief novel study (Percy Jackson series) with these engaging literature activities. Grab your students’ attention
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Can your students find Brian using information from the book? Based on Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, this simulation presents three possible scenarios. You choose the one that's right for your class. 1. You Are Brian - Students take the role of Brian
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Do you need a powerful introduction to the scientific method for your third, fourth, or fifth grade classroom? You’ve found it! This set of lesson plans, PowerPoint presentation, and posters explain the Scientific Method and immerse students in
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Engage your students in a variety of biography activities. These choice boards and cards encourage them to practice skills from the Common Core State Standards and use higher order thinking skills. This resource can be used with any biography:
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Pique your students’ interest in the abolition movement! Working independently or in pairs, intermediate-grade learners conduct research to explore the lives of journalists, runaway slaves, ministers, politicians, and others who acted as catalysts
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Celebrate the lives of women who made a difference! First, students research contributions of famous women. Second, they use themed stationery to present their findings. Third, you create a beautiful display for your classroom or hallway wall.
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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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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 10-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes an 11-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 12-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Challenge your students to think more deeply about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this set of English Language Arts activities, students read a three-page chronology of Dr. King’s life, create a related timeline, explore causes and effects,
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes an 11-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful experiences on their devices (computer, Chromebook,
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 13-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 14-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 14-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
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Here’s a novel with great instructional value! The 1931 Newbery Medal Winner, The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1000L, 6.6 Grade Level Equivalent) by Elizabeth Coatsworth, provides excellent opportunities for close reading, comparing characters, making
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Who in the world discovered pi? Help your students understand that people from all over the world have worked for thousands of years to understand this elusive number. This is a great activity for Pi Day (March 14th) or any day! Each student
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Allusions to Greek mythology are easy to teach with this 40-slide PowerPoint presentation, word list, and assessment. For a beautiful classroom display, simply print the PowerPoint slides as posters. As a bonus, you'll receive a page explaining four
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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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