Brenda Kovich

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This popular PowerPoint presentation explains purpose and structural elements of poetry, prose, and drama (RL.3.5, RL.4.5). Classic nursery tales provide familiar examples for the introductory lesson.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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Engage your students with “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” First, a lively PowerPoint presentation teaches them about rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language. Then they identify similes in the poem and analyze two famous Christmas songs written in
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Teach kids to write dialogue with cartoons! An interactive PowerPoint presentation and student sheets explain direct quotes and indirect quotes, dialogue tags, and punctuation rules for quotes at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence. Created
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Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the Summarizing PowerPoint provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing literature. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries.The first presentation uses
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of titles appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether a title is capitalized
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Two powerful PowerPoint presentations and an activity build understanding of theme. Early learners connect details. When ready, students consider how a character’s actions affect the story’s outcome. How Kids Understand Theme - For students in third
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive Power Point presentation. After direct instruction, a series of time periods, historical events, documents, and laws appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or
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Introduce point of view with this interactive PowerPoint. Kids analyze 11 excerpts from children’s books. If the book is in first person, they hold up one finger. For third person, they hold up three. Finally, they guess the name and author of the
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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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Modeling is a powerful tool! Try this editable describing characters PowerPoint as an introduction to constructed response. Students learn to find evidence in text, plan and write complete paragraphs.In addition to the PowerPoint presentation, this
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This resource models how to write constructed responses. Students learn to identify evidence, write topic sentences, add details, cite, and conclude. It's the perfect introduction to answering questions.A 32-slide PowerPoint presentation and 18
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This powerful PowerPoint presentation uses a familiar tale, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” to help students understand theme. It models these processes: identifying the character's challenge, analyzing how he/she reacts to it, determining a theme,
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Motivate students to learn which words to capitalize in titles! Start off with an interactive PowerPoint presentation featuring titles of holiday movies. Kids learn capitalization rules then practice with a lively thumbs up/thumbs down session.
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Scientific Method Power Point - Introduce the Scientific Method with this cute PowerPoint! The 30-slide presentation takes students through eight steps of the Scientific Method and demonstrates with a simple evaporation experiment. Special emphasis
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of geographic names appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether the name of a
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“When the Frost Is on the Punkin,” penned by James Whitcomb Riley, welcomes readers to an Indiana farm on an early autumn morning in the late 1800’s. This poignant poem provides the perfect opportunity to teach structure and language used in
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of holidays and product names appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether a
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of dates and names appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether a date or name is
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Allusions to Greek mythology are easy to teach with this 40-slide PowerPoint presentation, word list, poster set, and assessment. As a bonus, you'll receive a page explaining four ways Greek words came into the English language.This set, created by
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive Power Point presentation. After direct instruction, a series of sentences appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether a sentence is
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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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