Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Position, and supports the standard of describing the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Prompt students to use position words they already know. Ask:

• Where do you sit compared to other students in our classroom?
• What objects do you see from your desk? How can you describe their position?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

• Play the Position movie.
• Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it.

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about position while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

• Draw About It: Draw a rectangle between a circle and a square, then draw a triangle below the circle.
• Activity: Describe the position of Moby and his friends to play hide and seek.
• Talk About It: Describe the position of the objects in two different ways.
• Write About It: Describe the position of something you see, then have a partner find it.

More to Explore

Geometry Unit: Continue to build understanding around position by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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