Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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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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This complete unit teaches third and fourth grade students the structural elements of poetry, prose, and drama then asks them to identify each type of literature. You’ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent
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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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This Power Point presentation explains purpose and structural elements of poetry, prose, and drama (RL.3.5 and RL.4.5). Classic nursery tales provide familiar examples for the introductory lesson.Overview:1. Part One: Prose – Basic structures of
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Five inference activities and five short mystery stories help kids in grades 3, 4, and 5 build close reading and critical thinking skills. These materials are great additions to any mystery genre study. They can also be used as stand-alone reading
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Shine some light energy into your science curriculum! Kids conduct five sets of hands-on light experiments. The light unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, interactive website, flash cards, review sheet, assessment, and extensions. Created by
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Add some fun activities to your mystery genre study! Your kids will love decoding secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, trying different types of invisible ink, playing observation games, and working logic puzzles. Created by master teacher
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Add some sound energy to your science curriculum! Kids conduct six sets of hands-on sound experiments. This sound unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich,
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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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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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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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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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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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Have some fun with Cinderella folklore and parody! Kids (and teachers) in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of stories, looking for common elements, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities
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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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Rock your science curriculum! Kids explore rocks with articles, activities, games, and assessments. This rock unit can be used in a stand-alone sequence or added to your longer earth systems unit. What’s Included: • Instructions for the
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3.9
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Dig deeper into plant structures and functions! This comprehensive plant unit lets kids in intermediate grades explore parts of a plant in depth. Your students will love the hands-on activities and video links. Seeds - Compare and contrast monocots
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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 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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Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the Summarizing PowerPoint provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing literature. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries.The first presentation uses
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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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