Brenda Kovich

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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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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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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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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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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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Third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade students love reading mysteries and writing mysteries. When you add secret codes, fingerprinting, invisible ink, they’re really hooked! This 82-page set of mystery activities is guaranteed to motivate your
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The design process challenges kids to think like engineers! This set of 10 simple STEM investigations can be used as a design process unit or completed throughout the year. Each engineering design process activity uses simple materials and
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Challenge your students to think more deeply about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this set of English Language Arts activities, students read a three-page chronology of Dr. King’s life, create a related timeline, explore causes and effects,
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Support your students as they tackle The Westing Game, a complex puzzle piece mystery. A detective’s journal, discussion guide, character cards, and support material help kids piece together clues (and improve comprehension). What’s
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Put kids in the driver’s seat with this problem-based learning activity! Students learn that the Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry will add a new room to their popular dollhouse exhibit, Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle. Working as teams of
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It’s time for some critical thinking! After reading “The Beginning of the Armadillo,” kids check the story’s background information using three websites. They answer questions and evaluate each website on its ability to help them. As culminating
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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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