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Presenting Newsela!

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Always searching for engaging, high-quality nonfiction articles? Look no further! BrainPOP has partnered with Newsela--an instructional content platform--to provide texts from such well-regarded media...

The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan: Write a Vignette

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  They discover that the chapters are ...

Phonics Lesson Plan: Jungle Jumble

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-3, features a game that challenges students to apply their knowledge of blends, digraphs, and other word parts to create new words.   ...

Phonics Lesson Plan: Halfpipe Hoverball

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-3, features a game that challenges students to identify and distinguish various phonics sounds in words.   ...
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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

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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

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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...