Roses are red, violets are blue…if you want to write poems, this movie’s for you! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain the basics of poetry. You’ll learn about rhythm, meter, rhyme, and all the other qualities that make a poem a poem! Using examples from Emily Dickinson and Alexander Pope, Tim and Moby will show you how poets use metaphor to give their readers a unique perspective on emotions and events, and why some writers choose to express themselves with poetry over prose! So pick up your pen and paper, start thinking of rhymes, and watch this movie!

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Personification in Writing with the Citizen Science Game

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 »

Poetic Imagery Lesson Plan: Writing a Poem About the Five Senses

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources and devices of poetic imagery to learn how to use appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate information to different audiences for different purposes. Students will explore the importance of providing sufficient details and appropriate depth of elaboration for clear understanding. They will then use poetic devices (such as imagery, rhyme, simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, and onomatopoeia) to create a poem about the five senses. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »