Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
Five inference worksheets and five short mystery stories help kids in grades 3, 4, and 5 build close reading and critical thinking skills. They can be used for your genre study or as stand-alone comprehension exercises. To support classroom,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a
$6.00
198
Digital Download PDF (41.56 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
At home or school, kids explore light concepts with five sets of hands-on activities. This energy unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, video links, flash cards, review sheet, assessment, and extension activities. To engage students with science
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Science Centers
$8.00
168
Digital Download PDF (38.84 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Add some detective activities to your mystery genre study! Your kids will love decoding secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, trying different types of invisible ink, playing observation games, and working logic puzzles.To support classroom,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$6.00
130
Digital Download PDF (40.87 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Engage your students with poetry! First, a lively slideshow featuring "Twas the Night Before Christmas" teaches them about structural elements and similes. Then they identify verses, stanzas, rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language in three
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5a
$8.00
$6.00
155
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your sound unit! Kids move through six sets of hands-on energy activities and complete a related STEM activity. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, video links, and assessment are included. To keep kids engaged with science
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Science Centers
$8.00
128
Digital Download PDF (26.49 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Explore similar themes and topics in traditional literature from different cultures with three instructional slideshows, posters, ten paired passages, and graphic organizers. The complete differentiated ELA unit teaches students to identify
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$22.00
$15.00
214
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Kids love writing dialogue with comic strips. They learn about direct and indirect quotes, punctuating, capitalizing, and handling tags at the beginning, middle, and end of the sentence. Activities include a slideshow, eight worksheets, and a quiz.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.3.2c, L.4.2b, L.5.2
$9.00
$7.00
117
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Daily sentences use only ten minutes of class time per day. One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are featured each week, powerfully spiraling fourth and fifth grade students to greater understanding of language skills.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
$18.00
$15.00
95
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This popular PowerPoint presentation explains purpose and structural elements of prose, drama, and poetry (Common Core State Standards RL.3.5, RL.4.5). A classic nursery rhyme provides familiar examples for the introductory lesson. The link to a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$4.00
142
Digital Download ZIP (21.87 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the summarizing slideshow provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing literature. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries. The first presentation uses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$6.00
65
Digital Download ZIP (33.75 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Kids love reading and writing mysteries. When you add secret codes, fingerprinting, and invisible ink, they’re really hooked! These activities will engage your little detectives. They're specially designed for third, fourth, and fifth grade
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4...
$21.00
$15.00
82
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
In this 12-minute presentation, kids learn to construct informative paragraphs. The hamburger analogy helps them write topic, detail and concluding sentences; elaborate; use specific word choice; employ transitions; and revise. To support distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Posters, Video Files
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.4.2
$6.00
99
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 11:40
By Brenda Kovich
Students read fables, find a theme, and provide evidence from the text. Two slideshows, six reading passages, and graphic organizers scaffold from connecting details to considering how a character’s actions affected the outcome.To support classroom,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$12.00
$10.00
210
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
These ELA activities teach third and fourth graders to identify structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose. An instructional slideshow provides direct instruction. Students practice identifying structures with mixed passages. An assessment and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$8.00
$6.00
182
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Two parallel activities help kids write informative paragraphs. They can build a hamburger craft or work online. As they move through the process, kids construct topic, detail, and concluding sentences on graphic organizers: buns, burgers, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.5, W.4.2, W.4.5, W.5.2, W.5.5
$8.00
$6.00
132
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Teach fourth grade literature standards with confidence. A complete learning cycle helps kids master each reading skill: introductory slideshow, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment. Everything you need is included.To support
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10
$122.00
$85.00
69
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
In this botany unit, kids examine structures and functions of plant parts. They conduct flower dissection and germination labs, explore seed dispersal and photosynthesis, and do hands-on stem and root activities. Video links, writing prompts,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Laboratory
$10.00
$8.00
80
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Get the results you want with this theme practice pack. You can scaffold kids’ understanding from finding connected details to story elements. Four passages and two powerful graphic organizers provide practice in finding theme. After your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$6.00
32
Digital Download PDF (28.60 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This unit includes a slideshow, five differentiated reading passages, and a variety of activities. Students determine and defend point of view then explore different perspectives. The bonus file includes links to Google Slides, making distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$17.00
$12.00
168
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$4.00
77
Digital Download PDF (22.15 MB)
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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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you'd like to know a little more about me, click here for a short bio.

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