Brenda Kovich

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This bundle includes everything you need to teach informational text structure: complete lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation, worksheets with passages, a test, and a related writing project! Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this
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This complete unit focuses on steps for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, using related words, and using the dictionary. It includes everything you’ll need for direct
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These choice boards and cards encourage students to practice skills from the Common Core State Standards and use higher order thinking skills. They can be used with any biography: picture book or chapter book, read-aloud or independently. You may
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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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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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This 30-slide PowerPoint presentation explains the five types of informational text structure: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Created for fourth and fifth grade students, examples in the
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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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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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This 36-slide PowerPoint presentation explains and models steps for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, using related words, and using the dictionary. Created for fourth and
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Finding the main idea and summarizing can be fun and easy! Kids read five informative passages that explore commonly-held beliefs. (For example: Is chocolate really good for you?) They find the main idea, written as a thesis statement, in the first
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It’s time for some critical thinking! After reading “The Beginning of the Armadillo,” kids check the story’s background information using three websites. They answer questions and evaluate each website on its ability to help them. As culminating
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Engage your fourth graders with this informational text structures unit. They’ll love learning with passages about castles of the world! Each lesson includes all five structures (description, sequence, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and
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Learning about paragraph structure is the first step to effectively reading or writing nonfiction text. When kids analyze a text to locate the topic sentence, they will find the main idea. As they consider which sentences directly reinforce the
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The Nonfiction Choice Board is a flexible instructional tool. How does it work? Simply have your students read an informational text and select an activity. You can ask them to read one book and do one task; read three books and complete activities
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This set of graphic organizers will help your students understand nonfiction text structures, analyze informative texts, and/or organize informational writing. A quick reference guide and five one-page organizers are included. Created by master
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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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