Brenda Kovich

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Theme can be fun and easy to teach! This complete unit shows fourth grade students how to find a theme and explain it in a literary response. Students learn to identify connected details, translate those details into a theme, and write a constructed
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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 complete unit teaches students the structures of prose, drama, and poetry then asks them to identify each type of literature. You’ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment. BONUS:
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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
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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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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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The Common Core State Standards ask third and fourth graders to refer to structural elements of poems, drama, and prose and explain their differences (RL.3.5 and RL.4.5). This Power Point presentation explains structures common to each type of
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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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Energize your study of light with five sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this unit. Created by master teacher Brenda
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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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Energize your sound unit with six sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, related website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich,
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This bundle includes everything you need to teach informational text structure and reinforce the reading-writing connection: complete lesson plans with worksheets and test, PowerPoint presentation, and a writing project! Created by master teacher
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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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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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Teach kids to write dialogue with cartoons! An interactive PowerPoint presentation and student sheets explain direct quotes and indirect quotes, dialogue tags, and punctuation rules for quotes at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence. Created
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Mythology characters research and coloring sheets ignite students’ interest in Greek myths! These popular pages now come in two more formats: lined research sheets and themed writing paper. Click on Preview for examples of each format. Mythology
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This complete unit focuses on steps for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, using related words, and using the dictionary. It includes everything you’ll need for direct
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This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to construct responses that describe characters, settings, or events. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Students
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Engage students in the study of rocks with this set of articles, activities, and assessments. This rock unit can be used in a stand-alone sequence or added to your longer rocks and minerals unit. What’s Included: • Instructions for the
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Do you need a powerful introduction to the scientific method for your third, fourth, or fifth grade classroom? You’ve found it! This set of lesson plans, PowerPoint presentation, and posters explain the Scientific Method and immerse students in
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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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