Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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This complete unit teaches students the structures of prose, drama, and poetry then asks them to identify each type of literature. You’ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment. BONUS:
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Write an informative paragraph while creating a hamburger writing craft! Your students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences
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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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Energize your study of light with five sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this unit. Created by master teacher Brenda
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Have some fun with this pumpkin writing activity! Third grade and fourth grade students explain how to make a jack-o-lantern. The step-by-step nature of a familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a snap! This activity focuses on writing good
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Energize your study of sound with six sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, related website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this sound unit. Created by master
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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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Opinion writing in five paragraphs is a snap! Students choose a favorite activity and use persuasive writing to get their peers to try it. A clear step-by-step process with corresponding modeling and student sheets guide them. Planning and revising
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Are you looking for age-appropriate narrative writing? Try this fables writing activity! The five-part lesson teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students to write narratives using effective technique, clear event sequences, and dialogue between
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Customary measurement practice can be fun! Take your students on a mathematical adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk. As the fairy tale unfolds, situations involving customary measurement must be solved. Students will encounter problems involving
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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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Five classic children’s tales provide practice in identifying prose, drama, and poetry. Each one-page story contains instances of each literary form. To fulfill Common Core State Standards RL.3.5 and RL.4.5, students label each type of literature
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Have some fun with Cinderella folklore and parody! Kids (and teachers) of all ages will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of Cinderella stories, looking for common elements, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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Do you need a powerful introduction to the scientific method for your third, fourth, or fifth grade classroom? You’ve found it! This set of lesson plans, PowerPoint presentation, and posters explain the Scientific Method and immerse students in
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Engage students in the study of rocks with this set of articles, activities, and assessments. This rock unit can be used in a stand-alone sequence or added to your longer rocks and minerals unit. What’s Included: • Instructions for the
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Engage your students in a variety of biography activities. These choice boards and cards encourage them to practice skills from the Common Core State Standards and use higher order thinking skills. This resource can be used with any biography:
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This plants unit lets kids in intermediate grades dig deeper into plant parts. Your students will love these hands-on activities and video links. Seeds - Compare and contrast monocots and dicots. Observe and record germination of bean and/or corn
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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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Four summarizing graphic organizers, two PowerPoint presentations, a video link, five summarizing passages, and rubrics – everything you need to teach your students how to summarize literature. A variety of options are available: summarizing with a
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Aesop’s Fables – pure and simple! Enjoy 12 one-page printable and shareable versions of Aesop’s Fables. Each fable has been adapted for to present-day language for intermediate grade students. NEW: This resource now includes a website with
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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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