Before the Movie:


What have you heard about the coronavirus? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you want to learn about the coronavirus? (Set goals)


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 1:45: How is the coronavirus similar to the common cold? How is it different? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 2:48: How can we avoid spreading a virus? (Identify problem/solution; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:29: Why would the World Health Organization be a better source of information than a news bulletin? (Make inferences)


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the coronavirus topic. (Make connections)

How does knowing more about an illness make it less scary? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Coronavirus Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

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