Having students compose their own scripts for BrainPOP is a great way to help them synthesize information about any curriculum topic or skill that they’re studying. It’s especially useful for helping students understand and explain difficult or abstract concepts.
After building background knowledge, help students create their movie’s question for Tim and Moby to answer. Have students brainstorm a list of important vocabulary words related to the topic you’re studying. You may want to use the Vocabulary Activity page for the related movie as a springboard for discussion.
Then have pairs or groups of students work together to compose their scripts using paper or digital tools. They may want to reference various BrainPOP movies to help them with script formatting. Reinforce editing and revising skills by having students exchange their scripts with another group and providing feedback through a peer conference.
See the complete directions for this activity in our Write Your Own BrainPOP Script lesson plan!
Have you had students write their own BrainPOP scripts? Share your ideas in the comments, or submit a lesson plan of your own!