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

Before the Movie

Why do you think it’s important to prepare for tests?

How do you feel before taking a test? Why?

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 0:42: What is one of the first steps to preparing for a test?

Timecode 0:55: How might a calendar be useful in helping you prepare for a test?

Timecode 1:06: Where might be a good place to study? Why?

Timecode 1:27: Why might someone use an old test to study?

Timecode 2:07: What can someone do besides studying material to prepare for a test?

Timecode 2:23: How do sleep and nutrition play a part in test preparation?

After the Movie

What strategies from this video would you use to prepare for a test? Why?

Can you think of any other test prep strategies you would use that aren’t mentioned in the movie?


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