Brenda Kovich

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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) of all ages will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of Cinderella stories, looking for common elements, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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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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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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Groundhog Day is the perfect time for persuasive writing! Can your students influence Punxsutawney Phil to see or not see his shadow? Let them try with this fun (and educational) Groundhog Day opinion writing activity. After reading a short
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The design process challenges kids to think like engineers! This set of 10 simple STEM investigations can be used as a design process unit or completed throughout the year. Each engineering design process activity uses simple materials and
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Make mythology come to life! Create a classroom display with fifteen posters of major Greek gods. What’s Included: *1 full-color poster with the history of the Greek gods *14 full-color posters of major Greek gods (with Greek and Roman
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Add a little drama to your class! Seven fables are written as plays. You can use them for reader’s theater, short skits, or full-blown performances with costumes and props. This product is also available as part of my Fables Bundle. No need to buy
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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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The Nonfiction Choice Board is a flexible instructional tool. How does it work? Simply have your students read an informational text and select an activity. You can ask them to read one book and do one task; read three books and complete activities
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Teaching poetry has never been so much fun! Beginning poets love to create their own I Spy pages. Writing simple couplets with four beats sets them up for success. This free file includes a lesson plans, a student sample, and a note for parents. It
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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)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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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