Writing a How-To Essay Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 22, 2013

A how-to essay explains a process, or how to do something. The purpose of a how-to essay is to inform, or give informationm, to the reader. A how-to essay can describe how to make a peanut butter and ...

New On BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes

March 11, 2013

A new week and a new topic page on BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes!  In this movie. Annie and Moby explain that a prefix is a letter or group of letters that is attached to the beginning of a word to change ...

BrainPOP Lesson on Blogs

June 26, 2012

Watch as I navigate my way through a lesson on blogs from BrainPop....

Making New Words Lesson Plan: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

June 8, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the function of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will create new words by adding prefixes...

Idioms and Clichés Lesson Plan: How to Identify, Use, or Avoid Them

June 5, 2012

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore idioms and cliches. Students will identify idioms and clichés in books and use them in or...

New BrainPOP Movie: Parallel Structure

March 30, 2012

The BrainPOP topic library keeps growing!  Our Parallel Structure movie is the newest addition to our English and Writing offerings. If your writing seems wordy and unclear, then have we got a mo...

What’s New?

February 16, 2012

BrainPOP is always growing! Whether we're adding new topics to BrainPOP, sharing our favorite educational games on GameUp or a building new levels on BrainPOP ESL, we're hard at work curating and crea...

Webinar Alert: Navigating the Writing Process with Kerpoof and BrainPOP

October 18, 2011

Navigating the Writing Process with Kerpoof and BrainPOP Wednesday, October 19 6:30 PM EDT Duration: 1 Hour Teaching writing skills can be a challenge for many teachers. But in this webinar, Dev...

Research Skills Lesson Plan: Be a BrainPOP Expert

June 5, 2011

In this research skills lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected topic. Th...