Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
This fourth grade theme unit offers two different processes for finding the author’s message. Two PowerPoint presentations, four theme passages, and theme graphic organizers will get the results you want. To scaffold from moral to theme, kids use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$10.00
189 ratings
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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
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By Brenda Kovich
This complete unit teaches kids to identify structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose. You'll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$10.00
154 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
This complete, differentiated unit provides point of view passages, activities, writing, and assessment. Kids learn to determine point of view, defend it with evidence from the text, and consider alternative perspectives. You can choose from two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$10.00
140 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$6.00
128 ratings
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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
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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...
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By Brenda Kovich
Are you looking for age-appropriate narrative writing? Try this fables writing activity! The five-part lesson teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students to write narratives using effective technique, clear event sequences, and dialogue between
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5
$8.00
43 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
This set of 33 Greek mythology character research sheets ignite kids’ interest in Greek myths! Fourth and fifth grade students love finding information on their favorite Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, creatures, and other characters. It’s a great
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7, W.5.7
$8.00
58 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$3.00
64 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
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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
Compare and contrast legends of the headless horseman with this engaging set of lesson plans. These scary stories are great for Halloween - or anytime! Students read two or more legends from different cultures, summarize characteristics, compare and
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
58 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
Get results with this complete, differentiated unit! Students learn to construct responses that describe characters, settings, or events. They find evidence in the text and write powerful paragraphs.Four stories, adapted from Just So Stories, are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.4.3
$10.00
62 ratings
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6
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51 ratings
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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
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6
$4.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Discover forty – yes, 40! – allusions to Greek mythology. Lesson plans, a list of 40 words from myths, a PowerPoint presentation, posters, cards, games, and an assessment will help your students learn these terms.Created by master teacher Brenda
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
RL.4.4, L.4.4b
$10.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Brenda Kovich
Give your fourth grade reading curriculum a boost! Nine standards-based literature units provide everything you need: differentiated reading passages, PowerPoint presentations for direct instruction, student activity pages, assessments, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10
$90.00
$70.00
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By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.5.2
$10.00
45 ratings
4.0
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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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