Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Back to School Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.

Before the Movie

What do you like best about going back to school?

What are you least excited about?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:24: How might a visit to school before classes start  help you feel less nervous?

Timecode 2:08: Why is it a good idea to get organized to do homework?

Timecode 2:34: What can you do if you see a new student eating alone in lunchroom? Why?

Timecode 2:59: What are some benefits of joining teams and clubs at school?

Timecode 3:11: Who can you talk to if you’re having trouble fitting in at school?


After the Movie

What advice would you give someone who is nervous about starting school?




*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.