Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

Getting Help Lesson Plan: Social and Emotional Learning

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Getting Help Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Getting Help, and addresses self-awareness standards related to knowing how ...

Pocahontas Lesson Plan: Individual’s Contributions

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* Click to open and customize your own copy of the Pocahontas Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Pocahontas, and supports the standard of analyzing the impact of contribution...

Amelia Earhart Lesson Plan: Build goal-setting and resiliency skills

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Amelia Earhart, and addresses the concepts of setting goals and persevering through challenges.  Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE Prompt students to t...

Figurative Language Lesson Plan: Craft and Structure

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Figurative Language Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Figurative Language, and addresses the standard of interpreting the me...

Barack Obama Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Barack Obama, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section.   OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate ...

Research Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Research, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section.   OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate prio...

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Abraham Lincoln, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section. OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate prior k...

Manage Social Media Lesson Plan: NewsFeed Defenders Game

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Students manage a social media site, including spotting and reporting dubious posts, engaging with the community, ensuring posted articles are on topic, growing traffic, and more....

World Cup Lesson Plan: Create a Promo

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the World Cup--the world’s biggest sporting event. They’ll find out how countries qualify to c...

Balancing the Federal Budget Lesson Plan: People’s Pie Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called People's Pie that challenges them to balance the federal budget. Students must fund important government programs without se...