Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

3.5.2 Vocabulary Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, If We Lived There (L3U5L2), Ben and Moby take their minds off shoveling snow by imagining what life would be like if they lived on a tropical island. If only it weren’t a dr...

BirdSleuth Sound Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

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In this BirdSleuth lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students learn about sound and how spectrograms reflect pitch and duration. Students then create their own spectrogram to represent so...

3.4.2 Pond Ecosystem Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, Pond Ecosystem (L3U4L2), Moby is taking Ben for a boat ride when suddenly a fish jumps out of the pond. Moby wants to keep it, but as Ben explains, taking the fish out of it...

3.2.2 Camouflage Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, Camouflage (L3U2L2), Moby is nowhere to be found. It turns out, he was just blending into Ben’s bedroom! In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-8, learn about camouflag...

The Columbian Exchange Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the reasons Columbus set sail for the New World. Students then investigate the effects that the "disc...

Informed Voting Lesson Plan: Let’s Vote For Our President

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In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to talk, draw, and write about the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen. Students will identi...

Circulatory System Lesson Plan: Heart Adventure Challenge Course

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In this multi-day circulatory system lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to explore basic heart facts. Students will also explore the fu...

Food Chains Lesson Plan: Using Graphic Organizers

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to activate prior knowledge and make real-world connections about food chains and food webs....

Dr. King, Similes and Metaphors Lesson Plan: Identifying Literary Conventions in a Historical Speech

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the purpose of similes and metaphors. Students will identify examples of simile use in specific hi...

Photography Lesson Plan: Documenting Learning with Digital Cameras

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the functions of digital cameras. Students will then use a digital camera to tak...