Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone

Figurative Language Lesson Plan: Interpret Language in Context

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Figurative Language, and addresses the standard of interpreting the meaning of language in context through a variety of creative projects.   Step...

Skeletal System Lesson Plan: Build-a-Body Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students use the drag-and-drop game Build-a-Body: Skeletal System to assemble a skeletal system from the major bones of the human body and discover how t...

3.6.5 Idioms and Vocabulary Review

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie Area of Rectangles (L3U6L5), Ben and Moby want to install glow-in-the-dark wallpaper in their tree house. But they soon discover that putting up the wallpaper is trickier tha...

3.6.4 Idioms Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie Egg on Your Face (L3U6L4), Moby is up to some strange behavior, from shaking his robot leg to zipping his robot lips, as he takes Ben’s expressions literally! In this lesson ...

3.2.3 Prefixes Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, Return to School (L3U2L3), it is the end of summer vacation, and Ben and Moby are preparing to return to school. From multi-colored notebooks to prewashed jeans, Ben has gon...

2.3.3 Adverbs Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, A Late Date Mistake (L2U3L3), Ben thinks his grandmother’s birthday is the next day, so he quickly organizes a party. When everything is ready, he realizes he has made a mis...

2.5.3 -Ed / -Ing Adjectives Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, An Amazing Walk (L2U5L3), Ben and Moby are taking a walk in nature. While Ben is amazed by the beauty of the great outdoors, Moby is bored. In the quest to prove that nature...

2.5.5 Comparatives and Superlatives Review Lesson Plan

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In the BrainPOP ELL movie, The Best Yearbook (L2U5L5), Ben and Moby recall funny, silly and embarrassing situations as they work on the school yearbook together. In this lesson plan, adaptable for gra...