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Focusing on FYIs

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Do your students always want to know more about a topic after watching a BrainPOP movie? Quench their curiosity with BrainPOP's  FYI feature.  Each FYI provides students with a fascinating, high int...

A Wrinkle in Time Lesson Plan: Genre, Allegory, and Point of View

Posted by angelawatson on

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-6, students use BrainPOP resources to explore genre, allegory, and point of view in Madeleine L'Engle's book "A Wrinkle in Time."...
BrainPOP Curriculum Connections for October

BrainPOP Curriculum Connections for October

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Celebrate important dates in October with BrainPOP! In addition to the resources below, we're spotlighting Hispanic Heritage Month. In this spotlight, you'll find all of our movie topic pages and l...
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New Movie on BrainPOP: To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird has remained a classic for more than 50 years, with Atticus Finch standing out as an icon of justice and morality. But this summer, the release of Harper Lee's second book cast A...

To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plan

Posted by angelawatson on

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-11, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the Harper Lee novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."...
Primary sources

Over 7 dozen primary sources are now on BrainPOP

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Did you know that primary source activities now accompany more than 90 BrainPOP topics? We're featuring archival newspapers, essays, documents, photographs and video clips related to BrainPOP topic...

Grammar and Editing Lesson Plan: The Quill Game

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In this grammar lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to practice finding and editing grammatical mistakes....
Teacher Support and Assessment

Teacher Support Materials and Assessment with Quandary

Posted by SM Bruner on

This screencast outlines teacher support materials and assessment ideas for Quandary, one of the award winning English games on BrainPOP's GameUp....

Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan: Using Context Clues

Posted by angelawatson on

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources to learn about context clues and practice using context clues as a reading comprehension strategy....

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

Posted by Andrew Gardner on

In this author studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books...