Brenda Kovich

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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 this pumpkin writing activity! Third grade and fourth grade students explain how to make a jack-o-lantern. The step-by-step nature of a familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a snap! This activity focuses on writing good
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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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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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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
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Cells in seven days! This brief, engaging set of articles, activities, and assessments focuses on basic organelles found in animal and/or plant cells. What’s Included: • suggested schedule • materials list for each day • plant and animal cells
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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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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 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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This plants unit lets kids in intermediate grades dig deeper into plant parts. Your students will love these hands-on activities and video links. Seeds - Compare and contrast monocots and dicots. Observe and record germination of bean and/or corn
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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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Eighteen weeks of daily language instruction purposely links parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation rules; provides daily sentences for reinforcement and skill building; and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but
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Discover forty – yes, 40! – words and phrases originating from characters in Greek myths. This bundle includes lesson plans, a word list, a PowerPoint presentation, posters, cards, games, and an assessment. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich,
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Two versions of this Summarizing Power Point presentation provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing a story. The first presentation uses “Somebody Wanted But Then So” to introduce early learners to the summary process. The second scaffolds
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Four fables from Aesop provide practice in connecting details from a story to find a theme and writing a paragraph to express that theme. Students identify connected details, translate those details into a theme, and write a constructed response,
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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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Add some fun activities to your mystery unit! Your kids will love decoding secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, trying different types of invisible ink, playing observation games, and working logic puzzles. Created by master teacher Brenda
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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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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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Practice possessive nouns with these Halloween printables! Kids tackle singular possessive nouns and plural possessive nouns before trying mixed practice. As a grand finale, they apply their skills in a fun-filled Halloween coloring book. The entire
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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)

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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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