How-To Essay

What is a how-to essay? In this movie, you’ll learn about writing essays that explain how to do things. You’ll be introduced to the process of writing a how-to essay and learn ways to use transitions in your writing. You'll see how to use a flowchart or other graphic organizer to show the sequence of steps, or the order to do something. The first step is to watch the movie!

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

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about sequencing, effective explanation and writing "how -to" essays.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie How To Essay. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

How-To Essay Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about linear thinking, sequencing and writing "how to" essays. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. How-To Essays topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »