Brenda Kovich

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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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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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Five classic children’s tales provide practice in identifying prose, drama, and poetry. Each one-page story contains instances of each literary form. To fulfill Common Core State Standards RL.3.5 and RL.4.5, students label each type of literature
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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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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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Four summarizing graphic organizers, two PowerPoint presentations, a video link, five summarizing passages, and rubrics – everything you need to teach your students how to summarize literature. A variety of options are available: summarizing with a
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Do your students need practice identifying text structure? This practice pack is for you! It will help your students discriminate between five informational text structures: description, sequence, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and
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Enjoy ten timeless tales from Aesop! Each fable has been adapted for intermediate grade readers. The corresponding set of reading comprehension questions asks students to answer inferential questions, find meanings of words in context, describe
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Enjoy Hatchet questions in three formats! Pick and choose for the way you teach. 1. Constructing Responses – Build students’ skills with a powerful PowerPoint presentation, ten student sheets, and sample answers. 2. Literature Groups – Prompt
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Help your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students determine a story's perspective with this lively point of view Power Point presentation and two point of view worksheets. The presentation opens with a discussion of pronouns in first,
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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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Point of view practice and point of view passages – now in two formats! Two worksheets get kids started with simple practice. Then they move onto longer passages. You can choose from two student response formats: multiple choice or constructed
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This six-week mechanics unit purposely links parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation rules, provides daily language sentences for reinforcement and skill building, and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but mighty!
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This is the most comprehensive capitalization unit available. Nine PowerPoint presentations with corresponding worksheets and extension activities teach all capitalization rules. A pretest, quick reference guide, review activities, review sheet, and
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Sharpen students' vocabulary skills as they read Hatchet. This set of lesson plans, guided practice, and worksheets will help your students use context clues and reference materials to find specific definitions and synonyms for words from the
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Motivate students to learn which words to capitalize in titles! Start off with an interactive PowerPoint presentation featuring titles of holiday movies. Kids learn capitalization rules then practice with a lively thumbs up/thumbs down session.
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Your students will love writing dialogue with these fun Halloween riddles! You can use them to introduce or practice punctuating and capitalizing dialogue. Kids read a riddle then write the response as a quoted sentence. For example: What did the
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Thumbs up for capitalization! Instruction begins with a lively, interactive PowerPoint presentation. After direct instruction, a series of geographic names appear on the screen. Students put their thumbs up or down to signal whether the name of a
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This six-week mechanics unit purposely links parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation rules, provides daily language sentences for reinforcement and skill building, and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but mighty!
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Improve your students’ informational reading by targeting specific strategies for finding word meaning: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, and using related words. What’s
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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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