Brenda Kovich
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Have some fun with Halloween writing! Each student will explain how to carve a pumpkin. The step-by-step nature of a familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a snap! This activity focuses on writing good beginnings and endings, word choice,
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Compare and contrast legends of the headless horseman with this engaging set of lesson plans! What’s included: *Four brief versions of the headless horseman legend from America, Scotland, Ireland, and India. *Four themed pages for taking notes on
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Halloween Writing: Let your students’ imaginations run wild with this Halloween writing activity. Guided imagery and purposefully planned prewriting activities will help your students build effective writing techniques, gather oodles of descriptive
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Halloween Possessive Nouns – Practice possessive nouns with these Halloween themed printables! The entire file is black and white for easy printing. What’s Included: • Quick Reference Guide • Singular Possessive Nouns Practice (adding ‘s to single
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Your students will love writing dialogue with these fun Halloween riddles! You can use them to introduce or practice punctuating and capitalizing dialogue. Kids read a riddle then write the response as a quoted sentence. For example: What did the
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Four hands-on Halloween measurement centers build kids’ understanding of customary measurement. They first guess, then use specific strategies to estimate, and finally measure the circumference (inches), weight (pounds), and capacity (cups) of
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Eight no prep Halloween activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. This October Independent Learning Module includes a 12-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. It’s a
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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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