Details and Main Idea

May 31, 2012

This graphic organizer is useful for identifying the main idea and supporting details of a story or passage. In the top of the page, students fill in the details as they read. Seeing the supporting de...

Web Graphic Organizer

May 31, 2012

This graphic organizer is useful for pre-planning a project, finding relationships among concepts, and generating ideas. It’s perfect for representing hierarchical or branching relationships and str...

New BrainPOP Movie: Parallel Structure

March 30, 2012

The BrainPOP topic library keeps growing!  Our Parallel Structure movie is the newest addition to our English and Writing offerings. If your writing seems wordy and unclear, then have we got a mo...

Moby and BrainPOP in Mumbai

March 12, 2012

Moby and BrainPOP in Mumbai! At the end of January and beginning of February, I had the privilege to take an educational tour through seven cities in India. While visiting schools, universities, educa...

Writing Dynamic Dialogue Lesson Plan: Vocabulary, Punctuation, and Practice

June 7, 2011

  In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the use of dialogue. Students will work in groups to create dialogue with varying w...

Blogging Book Reviews Lesson Plan: Blog About Your Favorite Books

June 5, 2011

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the various types of blogs on the internet and learn how to post to a blog appropriately. Students w...

BrainPOP FYI Special Agents Lesson Plan: Enrichment and Extension Throughout the School Year

June 29, 2010

In this two-part lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to brainstorm, create, and present an FYI Special Agent character. They will utilize critical thinking ...

Library Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 25, 2010

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about research, borrowing and librarians and libraries.  The information is designed to complement the BrainP...

Listening and Speaking Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 25, 2010

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about listening and speaking skills  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Listeni...

Th, Sh, and Wh Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 24, 2010

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about the digraphs th, sh, and wh. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Th, Sh, an...