Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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This Hatchet novel study includes questions for constructed response, questions for literature groups, quick quizzes, vocabulary, a problem-based learning activity, and a theme activity - everything you need! Created by master teacher Brenda
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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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This click and go resource provides links to videos and helpful sites, a student information booklet, eight information sheets, seven solar eclipse 2017 activities, and more! All are stored in one handy website. Just click the solar eclipse teaching
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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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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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Introduce cells in seven days! This brief, engaging set of articles, activities, and assessments focuses on basic organelles found in animal and/or plant cells. It's a great way to lay the groundwork from cells to organisms. What’s
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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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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! – allusions to Greek mythology. Lesson plans, a list of 40 words from myths, a PowerPoint presentation, posters, cards, games, and an assessment will help your students learn these terms. Created by master teacher Brenda
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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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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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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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21 ratings
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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
$6.00
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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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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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Your students can quickly master 40 allusions to Greek mythology. A set of 40 colorful and informative cards, a word list with definitions, corresponding assessment make learning fun and easy. As a bonus, you'll receive a page explaining four ways
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This comprehensive two-week unit includes everything you’ll need for geography, science, reading, and language arts related to the Great Lakes. Pick and choose - - - or use it all! Click on Preview to get a better look at the components. It was
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Make mythology come to life! Create a classroom display with fifteen posters of major Greek gods. What’s Included: 1 full-color poster with the history of the Greek gods 14 full-color posters of major Greek gods (with Greek and Roman
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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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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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