Brenda Kovich

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This Hatchet novel study includes problem-based learning, questions for constructed response, questions for literature groups, quick quizzes, vocabulary, and a theme activity - everything you need! Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this unit
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Who has hair of snakes and eyes that can turn you to stone? Medusa, of course! You can spice up your mythology unit or The Lightning Thief novel study (Percy Jackson series) with these engaging literature activities. Grab your students’ attention
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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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Mythology characters research and coloring sheets ignite students’ interest in Greek myths! These popular pages now come in two more formats: lined research sheets and themed writing paper. Click on Preview for examples of each format. Mythology
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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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Compare and contrast legends of the headless horseman with this engaging set of lesson plans. These scary stories are great for Halloween - or anytime! Students read two or more legends from different cultures, summarize characteristics, compare and
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Cells in seven days! This brief, engaging set of articles, activities, and assessments focuses on basic organelles found in animal and/or plant cells. What’s Included: • suggested schedule • materials list for each day • plant and animal cells
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Can your students find Brian using information from the book? Based on Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, this simulation presents three possible scenarios. You choose the one that's right for your class. 1. You Are Brian - Students take the role of Brian
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Classic literature inspires student writing. This narrative writing unit begins with analysis of three Just So Stories, which are included. Rudyard Kipling’s lively style encourages kids to experiment with word choice, repetition, and voices of the
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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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Discover forty – yes, 40! – words and phrases originating from characters in Greek myths. This bundle includes lesson plans, a word list, a PowerPoint presentation, posters, cards, games, and an assessment. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich,
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Pique your students’ interest in the abolition movement! Working independently or in pairs, intermediate-grade learners conduct research to explore the lives of journalists, runaway slaves, ministers, politicians, and others who acted as catalysts
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Enjoy Hatchet questions in three formats! Pick and choose for the way you teach. 1. Constructing Responses – Build students’ skills with a powerful PowerPoint presentation, ten student sheets, and sample answers. 2. Literature Groups – Prompt
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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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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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Let Harry Potter cast his spell on even your most reluctant reader! This engaging unit was designed to ignite the magic of reading. Its focus on discussion and projects promotes contemplation, collaboration, and creativity. What’s
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This is the most comprehensive capitalization unit available. Nine PowerPoint presentations with corresponding worksheets and extension activities teach all capitalization rules. A pretest, quick reference guide, review activities, review sheet, and
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With the right tools, integrating writing and science is a snap! These simple strategies and structures will help your students write amazing informational texts. This product provides you with the following tools: • Cultivating Informative
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Sharpen students' vocabulary skills as they read Hatchet. This set of lesson plans, guided practice, and worksheets will help your students use context clues and reference materials to find specific definitions and synonyms for words from the
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Facts About the Great Lakes is short research project that results in a polished final product. Kids collect information and record on specially designed sheets to create their own infographics. Individual pages can be bound into a booklet or
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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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