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 and critical thinking skills. These activities are great additions to any mystery genre study. They can also be used as stand-alone
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
166
Digital Download PDF (33.69 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.Click PREVIEW for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
105
Digital Download PDF (26.06 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
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
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.4.5, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5a, L.6.5a
$5.00
144
Digital Download ZIP (5.24 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This fourth grade unit offers two different processes for finding theme. Two PowerPoint presentations, four passages, and graphic organizers will meet your teaching needs. To scaffold from moral to author's purpose, kids use connected details. As
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$12.00
$8.00
206
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Shine some light on your science curriculum! Kids move through five sets of hands-on stations. This energy unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, video links, flash cards, review sheet, assessment, and extension activities.Created by master teacher
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Science Centers
$8.00
157
Digital Download PDF (96.39 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Your kids will love writing dialogue with comic strips! A PowerPoint presentation explains indirect and direct quotes, dialogue tags, capitalizing and punctuating dialogue at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence.Here's a rundown on these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.2
$6.00
104
Digital Download ZIP (19.43 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Explore similar themes and topics in traditional literature from different cultures with three PowerPoint presentations, 10 paired passages, tables, Venn diagrams, and more! This complete differentiated unit teaches students to identify characters,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$12.00
$8.00
201
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This complete unit teaches kids to identify structural elements of poems, 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$8.00
$6.00
174
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Improve informative writing with this paragraph hamburger craft. As they move through the process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences on the templates: buns, meat, and condiments. They then create more parts for elaboration, word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.5, W.4.2, W.4.5, W.5.2, W.5.5
$6.00
126
Digital Download PDF (9.17 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This complete, differentiated unit provides 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 parallel files.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$12.00
$8.00
163
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This popular PowerPoint presentation explains purpose and structural elements of prose, drama, and poetry (RL.3.5, RL.4.5). Classic nursery tales provide familiar examples for the introductory lesson. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5
$4.00
140
Digital Download ZIP (7.31 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your sound unit! Kids move through six sets of hands-on science stations and complete a related STEM activity. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, video links, and assessment are included. Created by master teacher Brenda
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Science Centers
$8.00
116
Digital Download PDF (16.54 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This Hatchet unit includes questions for constructed response, vocabulary, questions for literature groups, quick quizzes, a problem-based learning activity, and a theme activity - everything you need!NOTE: This unit now includes paperless Google
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 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
106
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This 12-minute video helps kids improve with a hamburger paragraph analogy. It models writing from start to finish. You can use the video for instruction and/or professional development. Support material is also included. Created by master teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Posters, Video Files
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
$6.00
96
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 your students’ attention
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.6, RL.6.9, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.3, RL.8.9
$4.00
104
Digital Download PDF (7.48 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
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, 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...
$16.00
$12.00
68
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Eighteen weeks of language review provide daily sentences for fourth grade and fifth grade - and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but mighty! One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are presented each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
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
88
Bundle
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
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
$6.00
53
Digital Download ZIP (23.49 MB)
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:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7, W.5.7
$8.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (33.16 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This complete unit includes everything you need to teach the structures of nonfiction text to fourth graders. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, 45 informational paragraphs to analyze in worksheet and sorting formats, organizers, lesson plans,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.5
$10.00
$7.00
100
Bundle
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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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