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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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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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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Energize your study of sound 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 in this sound unit. Created by master
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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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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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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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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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This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to construct responses to explaining and inferring questions. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Six engaging
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Your fourth graders will love Kipling’s Just So Stories! (And you’ll love how differentiation and scaffolding make this set of lessons accessible to all students.) Four stories are differentiated at three reading levels, and student sheets come with
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Your fifth graders will love Kipling’s Just So Stories! (And you’ll love how differentiation and scaffolding make this set of lessons accessible to all students.) Four stories are differentiated at three reading levels, and student sheets come with
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This comprehensive two-week unit includes everything you’ll need for geography, science, reading, and language arts related to the Great Lakes. Pick and choose - - - or use it all! Click on Preview to get a better look at the components. It was
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Energize your study of thermal energy with eight 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 heat unit. Concepts
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Here’s a novel with great instructional value! The 1931 Newbery Medal Winner, The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1000L, 6.6 Grade Level Equivalent) by Elizabeth Coatsworth, provides excellent opportunities for close reading, comparing characters, making
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At last! You’ve found a writing workshop unit with high quality, differentiated mentor texts. Six excerpts from The Wind in the Willows illustrate effective narrative writing techniques. Students read, discuss, and then apply those techniques in
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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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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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