Brenda Kovich

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Write an informative paragraph while creating a hamburger writing craft! Your students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences
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Do you want to improve student writing? This video - with eleven supporting handouts and six posters - models how to write better informative paragraphs. You can use these materials for instruction and/or professional development. For more than
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Duration: 11:40
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
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This set of 38 mythology characters research sheets ignite kids’ interest in Greek myths! Fourth grade and fifth grade students love finding information on their favorite Greek gods and goddesses. It's a great addition to any mythology
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This bundle includes everything you need to teach informational text structure: complete lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation, worksheets with passages, a test, and a related writing project! Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this
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Opinion writing in five paragraphs is a snap! Students choose a favorite activity and use persuasive writing to get their peers to try it. A clear step-by-step process with corresponding modeling and student sheets guide them. Planning and revising
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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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Can your students persuade the principal to cancel school for a snow day? This differentiated winter writing prompt inspires third, fourth, and fifth grade students to create effective persuasive pieces. Specially designed student sheets help them
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Let your students’ imaginations run wild as they describe and narrate their experiences with "the best-dressed witch." Guided imagery and purposefully planned prewriting activities will help your students build effective writing techniques, gather
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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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Can your students influence the Punxsutawney Phil to see or not see his shadow? This differentiated Groundhog Day writing prompt inspires third, fourth, and fifth grade students to create effective persuasive pieces. Specially designed student
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Which character from Greek mythology would you like to invite to dinner? Which would make the best President? Kids love writing about their favorite mythological characters! This product includes an opinion writing prompt and a persuasive writing
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Add some writing to your mystery genre study (or some mystery to your narrative writing unit)! Choose from three fun projects: (1) a crafty mystery picture activity, (2) a choose-your-own-clues paper bag mystery, or (3) a traditional mapped mystery.
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Looking for a fun and effective winter writing activity? Ask your students to explain how to build a snowman. The step-by-step nature of this familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a breeze! It focuses on writing good beginnings and
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Get your students up, moving, and improving writing! In this holiday writing activity, students scoot through eight stations where they employ simple strategies to improve a narrative text (“Alyssa the Elf” or “Alex the Elf”). Themed cards explain
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Which character from children’s literature should be president? This differentiated writing prompt asks third, fourth, and fifth grade students to persuade others to vote for their favorite book character. Specially designed student sheets help them
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Just what you’ve been waiting for: tried and true strategies to improve your students’ narrative writing! This set of posters (8-1/2 x 11 inches) and cards (4 x 5 inches) come in three versions: simple, detailed, and examples. Click on PREVIEW to
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Improve your kids' writing this summer! In this writing activity, they use eight simple strategies to improve a narrative text, “The Water Balloon Fight.” Themed cards explain specific steps to success: varying sentence beginnings, varying sentence
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Inspire your students with this Apollo astronaut research project and craft. An astronaut research sheet guides student exploration. For more depth, kids think critically about the man’s greatest lifetime achievement and consider preparation,
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This circus-themed video models how to write effective persuasive paragraphs. Fifteen anchor charts, ten pages of sample text, and ten student sheets complement the video for a complete set of instructional resources. For more than three decades,
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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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