Ever hear how reading is fundamental? Well, in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will tell you all about the fundamentals of reading! Discover why good reading begins before you even open your book or magazine; find out what to do before sitting down with a book, how to preview a text, and how to skim to get a sense of what the text is talking about. You’ll also learn how to take effective notes, what it means to put text into your own words, and when you should reread. Plus, see why it helps to talk things over sometimes, and how you can choose a good place to read. A library is a good place to start!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to practice research, reading, and writing skills within a real-world context. Through game play, students take on the role of a news magazine editor-in-chief, and must research facts through a variety of informational texts (such as press releases, email, and text massages) and then edit edit stories and coordinate social media to disseminate information to the community. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore various styles of note-taking and develop their own unique and effective note-taking system. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources to learn about context clues and practice using context clues as a reading comprehension strategy. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this free online reading and writing lesson plan designed for grade 8 and adaptable for grade 9, students use BrainPOP resources to practice finding and inferring the main idea of a text selection. Students will then use a free online game to apply their reading skills to a real world context. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the elements of a comprehensive book report. Students then create a book report and present it to the class. They will also use a class-generated set of criteria to self-assess and evaluate the book reports of peers. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »