If your writing seems wordy and unclear, then have we got a movie for you! In this BrainPOP topic, Tim and Moby explain how parallel structure can help you write sentences that are tight and lucid. You’ll learn the definition of parallel structure, and all the key rules, from making sure that the parts of speech in each list are the same, to ensuring that sentences that begin in the present tense end in the present tense. You’ll examine things like verb forms and voices, and explore how parallel structure can make your writing more persuasive. Finally, you'll take a look at a few examples. It’s a compelling, arresting, and diverting topic, so click the button and take a look!
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 can be adapted for students in grades 5-12, students use a free online science and English Language Arts (ELA) game to explore personification in writing. See more »
Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios. Students will identify and analyze basic developmentally-appropriate grammar rules and create an ongoing review game to reinforce grammar skills for the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »