Brenda Kovich

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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
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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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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
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Have some fun with Cinderella folklore and parody! Kids (and teachers) of all ages will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of Cinderella stories, looking for common elements, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Celebrate the lives of women who made a difference! First, students research contributions of famous women. Second, they use themed stationery to present their findings. Third, you create a beautiful display for your classroom or hallway wall.
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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
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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 holiday activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. This December Independent Learning Module includes a 10-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric, and an interactive website. It’s a
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Eight no prep Halloween activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and grade students. This October Independent Learning Module includes an 11-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage in
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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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Eight no-prep winter activities provide hours of independent learning for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. This January Independent Learning Module includes an 11-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric, and an interactive
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Who in the world discovered pi? Help your students understand that people from all over the world have worked for thousands of years to understand this elusive number. This is a great activity for Pi Day (March 14th) or any day! Each student
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Here’s a novel with great instructional value! The 1931 Newbery Medal Winner, The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1000L, 6.6 Grade Level Equivalent) by Elizabeth Coatsworth, provides excellent opportunities for close reading, comparing characters, making
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Eight no-prep activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. This March Independent Learning Module includes a 13-page student booklet, answer keys, rubric and an interactive website. Kids engage in
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Eight no-prep activities provide hours of independent learning for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. This February Independent Learning Module includes a 14-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. Kids engage
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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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