Brenda Kovich

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Engage your students with “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” First, a lively PowerPoint presentation teaches them about rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language. Then they identify similes in the poem and analyze two famous Christmas songs written in
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Customary measurement practice can be fun! Take your students on a mathematical adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk. As the fairy tale unfolds, situations involving customary measurement must be solved. Students will encounter problems involving
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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
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Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the Summarizing PowerPoint provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing literature. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries.The first presentation uses
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Aesop’s Fables – pure and simple! Enjoy 12 one-page printable and shareable versions of Aesop’s Fables. Each fable has been adapted for to present-day language for intermediate grade students. NEW: This resource now includes a website with
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Take a peek inside pioneer life with Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This web-based novel unit can be used as a classroom instruction tool or for independent learning. Links to definitions, images, and videos help children
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Let Harry Potter cast his spell on even your most reluctant reader! This engaging unit was designed to ignite the magic of reading. Its focus on discussion and projects promotes contemplation, collaboration, and creativity. What’s
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Teach CCSS literature standards while reading Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Five sets of lesson plans, six PowerPoint presentations, student sheets, and rubrics help fourth and fifth grade students learn to answer explaining and inferring
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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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This comprehensive two-week unit includes everything you’ll need for geography, science, reading, and language arts related to the Great Lakes. Pick and choose - - - or use it all! Click on Preview to get a better look at the components. It was
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Your fifth 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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“When the Frost Is on the Punkin,” penned by James Whitcomb Riley, welcomes readers to an Indiana farm on an early autumn morning in the late 1800’s. This poignant poem provides the perfect opportunity to teach structure and language used in
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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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Engage your kids with fairy tale themed figurative language activities. Two PowerPoint presentations, corresponding student sheets, practice, twisted fairy tales (Mad Libs style), and assessment make this seven-day lesson sequence fun and
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Just So Stories Differentiated Reading Passages reach every child in your classroom! This product includes three differentiated adaptations of these Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, as well as his original stories and poems. • “How the Camel Got
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Six tasks set students on a quest to investigate story parts, explore elements of Cinderella folklore, discriminate between folklore and parody, learn about figurative language, and write a Cinderella parody of their own. Kids love it! Created by
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Balance your fourth grade Cinderella unit with literature, informational text, language, writing, speaking and listening. These free lesson plans immerse students in the world of Cinderella and fairy castles. You can use the plans to inspire your
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This Cinderella unit offers two weeks of engaging, balanced ELA instruction. Activities address fourth grade ELA standards for literature, informational text, writing, language, speaking and listening. Lesson plans for your complete 90-minute block
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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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