Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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This bundle includes everything you need to teach informational text structure and reinforce the reading-writing connection: complete lesson plans with worksheets and test, PowerPoint presentation, and a writing project! Created by master teacher
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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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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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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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Do you want your students to read the whole page - - - not just the text, but the graphics too? This handy little freebie will work with any informational text. Using the graphic organizer, students provide the section title; identify three graphics
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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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Kids learn about the December solstice in this free Internet activity. On a specially designed website, students read a short informational piece, study a diagram, and use links to learn about solstices and equinoxes. Using multiple texts/media,
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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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