The Match Challenge task invites students to evaluate, compare, and match information featured in the associated BrainPOP movie . Here are some ideas for making the most of this activity:

  • Assess prior knowledge. Have students complete the Challenge before watching the movie to assess prior knowledge of the topic.  Matching is an effective and fun way to introduce and call attention to the words, images, ideas or concepts that are essential for understanding the feature topic.
  • Watch the topic movie first. Students watch the BrainPOP movie before completing the associated Challenge. In this way, the Challenge can serve as an assessment of what they learned about the topic.
  • Whole group activity. Display the matching Challenge task on your whiteboard for the whole class.  Have volunteers describe their reason for making a match. Ask other students to vote on their preferred match. Choose a volunteer to make that selection.
  • Pair up. Have students work  with a partner to share opinions and ideas about their matches.  
Filed as:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12