Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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Do you want to improve student writing? This video - with eleven supporting handouts and six posters - models how to write better informative paragraphs. You can use these materials for instruction and/or professional development. For more than
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Duration: 11:40
Creating thorough lesson plans for your teacher observation is easier than you think! This video lays out nine components for lesson plan perfection then talks you through a sample lesson to see how it’s accomplished. Lesson planning and unit
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Answering questions has never been easier! In this video, third grade students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, refer to the text, support with detail sentences, and conclude. In other words, they learn to construct a response
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This three-minute video tutorial teaches fourth graders to summarize and find a theme. Students learn to include character, situation, problem, reaction, and outcome in their summaries. Using the character’s reaction and the outcome, they determine
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This three-minute video tutorial teaches fourth graders to construct responses. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, cite, support with detail sentences, and conclude. Fourteen pages of support materials provide
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Creating a virtual filing cabinet is fun and easy. I'll teach you how to do it using Google Sites. Why should you create a virtual filing cabinet? 1. It's free. 2. It's paperless. 3. It's a powerful collaboration tool. 4. It's accessible from work,
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Creating a virtual filing cabinet is fun and easy. I'll teach you how to do it using Google Sites. Why should you create a virtual filing cabinet? 1. It's free. 2. It's paperless. 3. It's a powerful collaboration tool. 4. It's accessible from work,
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Duration: 05:28
Would you like to improve your students’ persuasive writing? Just move them through these four steps: structure, ideas, sentences, and words. In this professional development video, master teacher Brenda Kovich discusses how this works in her fourth
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Duration: 18:24
The story arc is essential for summarizing, finding theme, and narrative writing. This short video introduces story elements and a short phrase kids can use to remember them: somebody wanted but then so. The video can be used for professional
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Duration: 02:51
Want a quick and easy way to summarize? Try using a story arc! This short video reviews story elements and models how to use them to summarize a story. The video can be used for professional development or with intermediate level students (third
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Are you looking for a surefire way to find a theme? Try using a story arc! This short video reviews the story arc and models how to use them to summarize and find a theme. The video can be used for professional development or with fourth grade and
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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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