Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
Compare and contrast folklore with three PowerPoint presentations, 10 stories, tables, Venn diagrams, and more! This complete differentiated unit teaches students to identify characters, setting, plot, and theme; find similarities and differences in
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$10.00
180 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Who has hair of snakes and eyes that can turn you to stone? Medusa, of course! You can spice up your mythology unit or The Lightning Thief novel study (Percy Jackson series) with these engaging literature activities. Grab your students’ attention
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.6, RL.6.9, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.3, RL.8.9
$4.00
92 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$10.00
89 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Simulations
CCSS:
W.4.9, W.5.9, W.6.9, W.7.9
$3.00
43 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, GATE
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$4.00
52 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
These choice boards and cards encourage students to practice skills from the Common Core State Standards and use higher order thinking skills. They can be used with any biography: picture book or chapter book, read-aloud or independently. You may
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, GATE, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2...
$4.00
47 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Classic literature inspires student writing. This narrative writing unit begins with analysis of three Just So Stories, which are included. Rudyard Kipling’s lively style encourages kids to experiment with word choice, repetition, and voices of the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), GATE, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.5.3
$6.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Brenda Kovich
Parallel place value activities and assessments differentiate for two levels: basic and advanced. Posters, hands-on activities, games, and practice sheets move students to mastery of multi-digit numeration. Now you can teach one lesson to reach two
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Place Value, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3
$8.00
40 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Your fourth graders will love Kipling’s Just So Stories! (And you’ll love how differentiation and scaffolding make this set of lessons accessible to all students.) Four stories are differentiated at three reading levels, and student sheets come with
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3
$10.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Take your students on an adventure with a timeless novel: The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley. This novel unit includes four modules: Writing Responses, Vocabulary, Springboard to Writing, and Choice Boards. Writing Responses: Students construct
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Novel Study
$10.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 10-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
This Martin Luther King Jr. biography encourages students to think more deeply about his life. Students read the three-page text, create a related timeline, explore causes and effects, and interpret some of his most famous quotes.What’s
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes an 11-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes an 11-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful experiences on their devices
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 12-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on their devices
Subjects:
Biology, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 16-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 14-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning experiences on
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of fun independent work. This module includes a 13-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Eight no-prep blended learning activities provide hours of independent work. This module includes a 10-page student booklet (PDF and Google-ready), answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. Kids engage in meaningful online learning
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.40 MB)
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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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