Back to School

It’s that time of year again! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will give you some sound advice on how to start the new school year in style! You’ll begin by learning how to stay safe on your way to school, and then get some tips at what to do at recess, how to behave in class, and why you should be nice to your teachers! You’ll also see how to set up a good place to do your homework after school and why staying up late is way over-rated. Still got the back-to-school blues? Just think - winter vacation is only a few months away!

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books by their selected author and compose their own original book inspired by the author they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan: Why Showing is Better than Telling

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 purpose for choosing to "show." Students will also analyze descriptive language and sensory detail for implied messages regarding mood and/or theme. They will then apply the show-not-tell writing technique to their own creative writing in order to achieve a clear goal. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Reading Nonfiction Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about nonfiction reading strategies. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Reading Nonfiction topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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