Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

Eclipse Lesson Plan: Make a Pinhole Camera

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about what an eclipse is and what causes them.  Then they’ll make their own pinhole cameras (activity adapte...

National Parks Lesson Plan: Research a National Park

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about America’s National Parks, from the history of why they were established to how they provide s...

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 vi...

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Alexander Hamilton.  Using what they learn about this hardworking Founding Father and about federalis...

Copernicus Lesson Plan: Analyze a Primary Source

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus and his theories about Earth. They’ll discover h...

Jacques Cousteau Lesson Plan: Write an Obituary

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-10, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about how Jacques Cousteau applied his passion for undersea exploration, film making, innovating, and later...

Wright Brothers Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Speech Honoring the Wright Brothers

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Wright brothers and their invention of the first flying machine. Using what they learn, students w...

Reading a Newspaper Lesson Plan: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about how to read a newspaper. Then using what they learn, students will summarize a newspaper ...

Main Idea of a Text Lesson Plan: The TSN2 Game

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In this free online reading and writing lesson plan, designed for grade 8 and adaptable for grade 9, students use BrainPOP resources to practice finding and inferring the main idea of a text selection...

Main Idea Lesson Plan: It’s a Real Life Skill!

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to explore main idea. Students will practice finding the main idea of popular movies, music ...