Similes & Metaphors Lesson Plan: How Does Figurative Language Enhance Writing?

June 8, 2012

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to compare and contrast similes and metaphors. Students will explore how authors use similes and metaphors to e...

Grammar Games Lesson Plan: The Importance of Correct Grammar in Everyday Life

June 7, 2012

Categories: English Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios. Students will identify an...

Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan: Why Showing is Better than Telling

June 7, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the difference between writing that "shows" and writing that "tells" and articulate an author's purp...

Exploring Similes Lesson Plan: Enhancing Writing with Similes

June 7, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and generate similes in a variety of contexts. Students will also explain the purpo...

Dr. King, Similes and Metaphors Lesson Plan: Identifying Literary Conventions in a Historical Speech

June 7, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the purpose of similes and metaphors. Students will identify examples of simile use in specific hi...

Dictionary Lesson Plan: Using Guide Words

June 6, 2012

In this dictionary lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to learn how to find a word and its meaning in a dictionary using guide words. Students will ...

Book Reports Lesson Plan: Self and Peer Evaluation

June 5, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the elements of a comprehensive book report. Students then create a book report...

Description/ Prediction Chart

June 5, 2012

This graphic organizer encourages students to make educated story predictions through recording the facts they already know, as well as story evidence....

Idioms and Clichés Lesson Plan: How to Identify, Use, or Avoid Them

June 5, 2012

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In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore idioms and cliches. Students will identify idioms and clichés in books and use them in or...

Mini Book Template 2

June 5, 2012

This graphic organizer lets students create their own stories in a book format, complete with a title page and illustrations....