Brenda Kovich

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The Common Core State Standards ask third and fourth graders to refer to structural elements of poems, drama, and prose and explain their differences (RL.3.5 and RL.4.5). This Power Point presentation explains structures common to each type of
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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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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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This powerful PowerPoint presentation uses a familiar tale, “The Three Little Pigs,” to help students understand theme. It models two processes: connecting details in a story to find a theme and writing a paragraph to express that theme. The
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Two versions of this Summarizing Power Point presentation provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing a story. The first presentation uses “Somebody Wanted But Then So” to introduce early learners to the summary process. The second scaffolds
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Help your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students determine a story's perspective with this lively point of view Power Point presentation and two point of view worksheets. The presentation opens with a discussion of pronouns in first,
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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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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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A PowerPoint presentation and related documents teach students to construct responses that describe characters. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. In addition to the
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Modeling is one of the most powerful tools a teacher can use to guide her students in answering questions. This PowerPoint presentation, based on an excerpt from The Wind in the Willows*, demonstrates how to construct thorough responses to
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Discover 40 words and phrases originating from characters in Greek myths. You’ll receive 40 colorful and informative posters, a word list with definitions, corresponding assessment, and a page explaining four ways Greek words came into the English
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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

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)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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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