Before the Movie

What has distance learning been like for you? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you like most about distance learning? What is most challenging? (Express opinion)



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 1:32: Why do you think it’s important to keep your regular routines while school is closed? (Make inference)

Timecode 3:57: Why is it important to structure your days? What can happen if you don’t? (Explain)

Timecode 4:23: Why is it a good idea to schedule more challenging work earlier in the day? (Draw Conclusions)


After the Movie

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

How do you structure your days? What do you do for breaks? (Explain)



BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Distance Learning 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.