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By Brenda Kovich
Five inference worksheets and five short mystery passages 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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4a
$6.00
222
Digital Download PDF (36.49 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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$6.00
159
Digital Download PDF (38.72 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
At home or school, third, fourth, or fifth grade students 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.
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Physics
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Science Centers, Activities
$8.00
192
Digital Download PDF (38.84 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
This novel study includes a one-page worksheet for each chapter of The Lightning Thief. As students follow the adventures of Percy Jackson, they summarize, answer comprehension questions, and study vocabulary. Background information on the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.4
$10.00
34
Digital Download PDF (64.94 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Explore similar themes and topics in folktales from around the world with three instructional slideshows, posters, ten paired passages, and graphic organizers. The complete differentiated ELA unit teaches fourth and fifth grade students to identify
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$22.00
$18.00
219
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Energize your sound unit! Third, fourth, or fifth grade students 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.
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Physics
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Science Centers, Internet Activities
$8.00
139
Digital Download PDF (26.49 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:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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
$18.00
97
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Kids learn to write dialogue with comics. The unit explores 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, ELA Test Prep, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.3.2c, L.4.2b, L.5.2
$9.00
$7.00
134
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Ignite kids’ interest in mythology with this engaging project! Third, fourth and fifth grade students love learning about their favorite Greek gods and goddesses, heroes, and creatures with these coloring pages. If you're looking for a similar
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.7, W.5.7
$8.00
87
Digital Download PDF (75.93 MB)
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:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
$18.00
$15.00
106
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Assess your students' ability to construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and seven questions. You can use it at the beginning of the year to sample student skills, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity.This five-page
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6
$3.00
71
Digital Download PDF (5.71 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, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.5, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5a
$9.00
$7.00
163
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
Fourth or fifth grade students persuade others to try their favorite activity. They follow a clear step-by-step process with corresponding modeling and organizers. Writing persuasive five-paragraph essays becomes fun and easy. You should try it! To
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Printables
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
$5.00
78
Digital Download PDF (31.51 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the summarizing slideshow provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing fiction. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries. The first presentation uses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$7.00
75
Digital Download ZIP (33.75 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Bigger kids study parts of plants. They examine structures and functions of seeds, roots, leaves, flowers, and stems; conduct flower dissection and germination labs; explore seed dispersal and photosynthesis; and do hands-on stem and root
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Science, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Laboratory
$10.00
$8.00
89
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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.5, W.4.2, W.4.5, W.5.2, W.5.5
$9.00
$7.00
135
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This unit includes a slideshow, five differentiated reading passages, and a variety of activities. Students explore the author's perspective, determine and defend point of view, and write from different viewpoints. The bonus file includes links to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$20.00
$16.00
174
Bundle
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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.9, RL.6.6, RL.6.9
$5.00
114
Digital Download PDF (21.45 MB)
By Brenda Kovich
Students practice finding theme and providing 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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$13.00
$10.00
215
Bundle
By Brenda Kovich
This complete unit focuses on strategies for locating meanings of words in informational text: using phrases set off by commas or parentheses, using context clues, using word parts, using related words, and using the dictionary. It includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.4, RI.5.4
$13.00
$11.00
85
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.

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