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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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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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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Add some fun activities to your mystery unit! 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 Brenda
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Five inference activities and five short mystery stories help kids build close reading and critical thinking skills. These materials are great additions to any mystery unit. They can also be used as stand-alone reading comprehension
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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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Eight no-prep activities provide hours of independent learning for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. This November Independent Learning Module includes a 10-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids
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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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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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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)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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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