Brenda Kovich

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This popular PowerPoint presentation explains purpose and structural elements of poetry, prose, and drama (RL.3.5, RL.4.5). Classic nursery tales provide familiar examples for the introductory lesson.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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This complete unit includes everything you need to teach informational text structure: lesson plans, PowerPoint, reference guides, differentiated worksheets, additional practice, assessment, and more.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this
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Eighteen weeks of daily language instruction provides daily sentences for fourth grade and fifth grade - and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but mighty! One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are
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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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This complete unit focuses on steps for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, using related words, and using the dictionary. It includes everything you’ll need for direct
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Assess your students' ability to construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and seven questions. You can use it as a tool to sample student skills at the beginning of the year, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity. This
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Assess your students’ ability to answer questions and construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and beginning of the year reading test. You can use it to sample student skills early in the year, to guide instruction, or as a test
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Do your students need practice identifying text structure? This practice pack is for you! It will help your students discriminate between five informational text structures: description, sequence, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and
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Two powerful PowerPoint presentations and an activity build understanding of theme. Early learners connect details. When ready, students consider how a character’s actions affect the story’s outcome. How Kids Understand Theme - For students in third
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Theme for fifth graders! This complete unit teaches fifth grade students to use standards-based strategies to find a theme and explain it in a literary response. First, students analyze characters’ challenges and responses to identify a theme. Then
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Get the results you want with this theme practice pack. You can scaffold kids’ understanding from connected details to story elements. Four fables and two powerful organizers provide practice in finding theme. After your students have practiced with
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Get results with powerful point of view practice. First, address the basics with two worksheets. Then present longer differentiated passages in two formats: multiple choice or constructed response.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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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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Introduce point of view with this interactive PowerPoint. Kids analyze 11 excerpts from children’s books. If the book is in first person, they hold up one finger. For third person, they hold up three. Finally, they guess the name and author of the
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This 30-slide PowerPoint presentation explains the five types of informational text structure: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Created for fourth and fifth grade students, examples in the
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Practice possessive nouns with these Halloween printables! Kids tackle singular possessive nouns and plural possessive nouns before trying mixed practice. As a grand finale, they apply their skills in a fun-filled Halloween coloring book. The entire
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Gauge your students’ ability to answer questions and construct responses with three short, age-appropriate stories and corresponding reading questions. You can use them as formative assessment, summative assessment, or reading test prep. (Student
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Four differentiated constructed response passages give kids the practice they need. After reading Just So Stories, students plan and write paragraphs that describe characters, settings, or events.Each passage has been adapted for three reading
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Modeling is a powerful tool! Try this editable describing characters PowerPoint as an introduction to constructed response. Students learn to find evidence in text, plan and write complete paragraphs.In addition to the PowerPoint presentation, this
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Assess your students' ability to construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and seven questions. You can use it as a tool to sample student skills at the beginning of the year, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity. This
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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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