Brenda Kovich

 (2,774)
United States - Indiana - Schererville
Brenda Kovich
5.0
7,076 votes
Visit my website and discover ways to enjoy teaching.
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
Column Superb
Leader Board Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
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
195
Digital Download PDF (41.56 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
126
Digital Download PDF (37.86 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
153
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Fourth grade 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
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
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
165
Digital Download PDF (30.03 MB)
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
114
Bundle
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
212
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
131
Bundle
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
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
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...
$20.00
$15.00
81
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 (16.54 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This Hatchet unit includes questions for constructed response, vocabulary, quick quizzes, a problem-based learning activity, and a theme activity - everything you need for a complete novel study! To support classroom, blended, or distance learning,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$18.00
$15.00
108
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
93
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
98
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 11:40
By Brenda Kovich
Who has hair of snakes and eyes that can turn you to stone? Medusa, of course! You can spice up your mythology unit or The Lightning Thief novel study (Percy Jackson series) with these engaging literature activities. Grab students’ attention with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.9, RL.6.6, RL.6.9
$5.00
110
Digital Download PDF (23.35 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Are you looking for age-appropriate narrative writing? Try this fables activity! The five-part lesson teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students to write stories using effective technique, clear event sequences, and dialogue between characters.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, L.3.2c, L.4.2b
$8.00
$6.00
58
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. Writing prompts, review, assessment,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Laboratory
$10.00
$8.00
79
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Ignite kids’ interest in myths with this Greek mythology research project! Fourth and fifth grade students love researching their favorite Greek gods and goddesses, heroes, and creatures with these coloring pages. What’s Included:Fill-in-the-Blank
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7, W.5.7
$6.00
71
Digital Download ZIP (33.16 MB)
showing 1-20 of 374
Ask Brenda Kovich a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
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.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up