Shared Writing Learning Strategy

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In a Shared Writing activity, the students are actively engaged while you model the writing process. Using the board, chart paper, or a document viewer, write out the text in front of the students, wi...

Sentence Strips Learning Strategy

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Below are three different ways to use sentence strips in BrainPOP ELL lessons. They all involve cognitive skills – putting items on a continuum, sequencing events from the movie, and matching sentence...

Say Something Learning Strategy

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Say Something allows students to stop and think about what they read in a reading passage, or saw in a BrainPOP ELL movie. They may say anything they want – make a prediction, ask a question, make a c...
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Roundtable Learning Strategy

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Roundtable is a good cooperative structure and interactive activity to practice vocabulary, grammar, or even content. Students pass a paper around, adding an item according to the criteria you designa...

Pyramid Vocabulary Game Learning Strategy

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Label each section of the Pyramid Graphic Organizer with the target categories, placing them in increasing difficulty from bottom to top. At the start of the game, hide all the category names. You can...

Make Connections Learning Strategy

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Students need opportunities to make connections to new vocabulary words and to use the words in authentic situations. They can make connections to themselves, to the language, or to prior knowledge. A...

Language Experience Approach (LEA) Learning Strategy

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LEA is a reading/writing activity based on a shared experience.  Usually it’s about something like a field trip, but in BrainPOP ELL, it can be the shared experience of watching the movie together. Th...

Describe the Word Learning Strategy

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In this activity, students use language and logic to describe new vocabulary words. They use higher order thinking skills and also think creatively to find relationships and multiple meanings among wo...

Connect Two Learning Strategy

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In a Connect Two activity, students think of any connections they want between any two of the new vocabulary words. They use the words on an analytical level, and make connections to them, before they...

Close-Viewing Questions Learning Strategy

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Close-viewing questions require students to look for specific information about a BrainPOP ELL movie. They will require repeated viewing of the movie for students to observe, research, analyze, evalua...