COVID-19 PSA Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What keeps viruses from spreading? (Tap prior knowledge)   During the Movie (Pause Points):   Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions ...

Pride Homeroom News Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What do you think Pride Month is all about? Who do we celebrate? (Make predictions) What does LGBTQ mean? (Tap prior knowledge)   During the Movie (Pause Point...

Black Lives Matter Protests

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We strongly suggest parents, caregivers, and teachers preview the movie before watching it with children as it describes acts of racist violence. Before the Movie: What do you know about the Black L...

Figurative Language Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What’s an example of figurative language? (Think of something you may have heard or read)  (Tap prior knowledge) Why might a writer exaggerate? (Predict)   During t...

Brown v. Board of Education Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What do you think of when you hear the word “racism”? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you think segregation means? (Predict)   During the Movie (Pause Points): ...

Muhammad Ali Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you know about Muhammad Ali? (Tap prior knowledge) Why are sports figures so influential? (Explain)   During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the following tim...

Jim Crow Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you think “separate but equal” means? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you know about segregation? (Tap prior knowledge) During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the...

Types of Writing Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   How does a newspaper article differ from a story? What purpose does each serve? (Identify Author’s Purpose) Think about a TV commercial or an online ad? What’s the purp...

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   In what ways have immigrants contributed to American culture? (Tap prior knowledge) How does your family celebrate your cultural background? (Make connections) During ...

California Missions Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   Why do you think so many cities and towns in California have Spanish names? (Tap prior knowledge)   During the Movie (Pause Points):   Stop at the follow...