Brenda Kovich

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This complete theme unit offers two different processes for finding the author’s message. Two PowerPoint presentations, four fables, and effective organizers will get the results you want. To scaffold from moral to theme, kids use connected details.
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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 kids to identify structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose. You'll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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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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This popular PowerPoint presentation explains purpose and structural elements of poetry, prose, and drama (RL.3.5, RL.4.5). Classic nursery tales provide familiar examples for the introductory lesson.Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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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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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 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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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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Get results with this complete, differentiated unit! Students learn to construct responses that describe characters, settings, or events. They find evidence in the text and write powerful paragraphs.Four stories, adapted from Just So Stories, are
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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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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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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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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of titles appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether a title is capitalized
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Give your fourth grade reading curriculum a boost! Nine standards-based literature units provide everything you need: differentiated reading passages, PowerPoint presentations for direct instruction, student activity pages, assessments, and
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Theme for fifth graders! This complete unit teaches fifth grade students to use standards-based strategies to find a theme and explain it in a literary response. First, students analyze characters’ challenges and responses to identify a theme. Then
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Two powerful PowerPoint presentations and an activity build understanding of theme. Early learners connect details. When ready, students consider how a character’s actions affect the story’s outcome. How Kids Understand Theme - For students in third
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This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to write constructed responses. Kids learn to find evidence in the text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. You'll love the results: improved student
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This complete, differentiated summarizing unit teaches students to identify story elements and write an effective summary. You’ll love the results: improved student responses and improved test scores.Students learn to identify the main characters,
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive Power Point presentation. After direct instruction, a series of time periods, historical events, documents, and laws appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or
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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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