Brenda Kovich

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By Brenda Kovich
Teach kids to read like detectives! Eight inference activities and five short mystery passages help students in third, fourth, and fifth grades build close reading and critical thinking skills. The stories can be used for your genre study or as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a
$8.98
$6.98
275
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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.Open the previews to take
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$9.00
$7.00
188
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By Brenda Kovich
Electrify your novel study! For each chapter of The Lightning Thief, kids explore a character from Greek myths, summarize, answer comprehension questions, and define vocabulary. This Percy Jackson unit also includes background information on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.4
$12.00
68
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By Brenda Kovich
Get their hands on light energy! Start with five science labs, stations, or centers. Then use five extension activities to investigate radiant energy even more. Review and assessment are also included. Open the preview to take a closer look at the
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Centers
$8.00
217
Digital Download PDF (43.26 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Unwrap the gift of poetry! A lively slideshow uses “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to teach structural elements and similes. Then third, fourth, or fifth grade students identify verses, stanzas, rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language in three
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5a
$8.00
$6.50
167
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By Brenda Kovich
You should try it! Kids persuade others to try their favorite activity. They write five-paragraph argumentative essays using a clear step-by-step process, corresponding modeling and organizers. Writing persuasive compositions becomes fun and easy.
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.4.1a, W.4.1b, W.4.1c, W.4.1d
$4.99
103
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By Brenda Kovich
Energize your sound energy unit with labs, stations, or centers. Third, fourth, or fifth grade students explore physical science concepts with six sets of hands-on activities and complete a related STEM challenge. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Centers
$8.00
150
Digital Download PDF (21.01 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Explore similar themes and topics in folktales from around the world. Three instructional slideshows, posters, fourteen paired passages, and graphic organizers provide a complete, differentiated ELA unit. Fourth and fifth grade students learn to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$18.98
$14.98
225
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By Brenda Kovich
Read, write, and think like a detective! Bulk up your mystery genre study with inference activities, short stories, writing projects, secret codes, observation, logic puzzles, fingerprinting, and invisible ink! This unit is guaranteed to engage your
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...
$25.97
$19.97
109
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Daily language sentences use only ten minutes of class time per day. One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are featured each week. Review powerfully spirals fourth and fifth grade students to greater understanding. Click
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
$14.97
$11.97
119
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By Brenda Kovich
Explore parts of a plant with hands-on biology activities! Fourth and fifth grade kids examine internal and external structures and functions of seeds, flowers, roots, stems, and leaves; conduct flower dissection and germination labs; explore
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Printables
$13.00
$10.50
94
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By Brenda Kovich
Compare and contrast literature with ten paired passages. This set emphasizes identification and use of story elements to construct responses. Students read folktales, organize elements in tables, transfer them to Venn diagrams, and explain in
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$4.99
28
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By Brenda Kovich
Tackle dialogue with this comprehensive (and fun) unit! Kids explore direct and indirect quotes, punctuating with commas and quotation marks, and writing dialogue tags. Activities include a slideshow, eight worksheets, posters, and a quiz.Comic
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
$11.97
$9.47
143
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By Brenda Kovich
This complete nonfiction unit includes everything you need to teach the informational text structures in third or fourth grade. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, 45 informational paragraphs to analyze in worksheet and sorting formats,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.5
$11.00
$9.00
115
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Captivate your class with four scary stories of the headless horseman and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Kids compare short folktales and explore related media – art, advertising, and video. These reading activities are perfect for Halloween – or
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RL.6.7, RL.6.9
$8.00
$6.50
82
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your physical science unit! Eight sets of hands-on thermal energy activities, a heat transfer lab, video links, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment help third, fourth, or fifth grade students understand key concepts.Open the preview
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Laboratory
$8.00
46
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By Brenda Kovich
One-page passages introduce third, fourth, and fifth grade students to 33 characters from Greek mythology. Kids take notes on themed sheets. Finally, they color the pages - and voila! You have a beautiful classroom display.The myth passages are
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
$16.00
$12.00
44
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By Brenda Kovich
Ignite kids’ interest in Greek mythology with an engaging project! Students research 33 gods, goddesses, heroes, and creatures. Options include printable black and white coloring response sheets, forced Google Slides, or digital Easel Activities.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7
$8.00
95
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By Brenda Kovich
This unit includes 32 one-page passages, corresponding themed research sheets, a colorful poster set, and two opinion writing activities. Your third and fourth grade students will love learning about characters from myths! If you're looking for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.3, W.3.1, W.3.7, W.4.1, W.4.7, W.5.1, W.5.7
$25.98
$23.38
49
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By Brenda Kovich
Seven plays present Aesop’s fables in dramatic form. Scripts may be used for short skits, readers theater, or full-blown plays – for up to 40 students! Additionally, kids learn and label elements of drama.Open the preview to take a closer look at
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5, RL.5.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4
$4.99
36
Digital Download PDF (18.75 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Time flies when you're having fun! I taught fourth grade for more than 35 years and loved it. Today, my mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials your classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a standards-based curriculum. To achieve this, I use active, student-centered learning. Whenever possible, activities are hands-on and social.

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.

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