2.2.3 - The Modal "Can"

People Can't Fly!

Ben wants to fly like the birds, but realizes it is impossible. He and Moby discuss people’s interest in flying. They talk about Leonardo da Vinci’s plans and thoughts, and the Wright Brothers’ first successful flights. Maybe they will be able to build an airplane one day!

Grammar Skills:
Can: Past Simple
Can: Future
Ordinal Numbers

2.2.3 The Modal Can Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan for the ESL / ELL animated movie "People Can't Fly," is adaptable for grades K-8, students use the modal can to answer questions, describe characters, and participate in a shared writing activity. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

2.2.3 Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan

In the BrainPOP ESL movie, People Can't Fly (L2U2L3), Ben wants to fly like the birds. As he discovers how unlikely that is, Ben and Moby discuss Leonardo da Vinci's ideas and the Wright Brothers' experiments with flight. In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use ordinal numbers to retell the events of the movie, sequence sentence strips, and categorize items in a specific order. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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