Drama

There’s no business like show business! In this BrainPOP movie on drama and theater, Tim and Moby explain exactly why! You’ll begin in ancient Athens, when the great playwrights of antiquity competed during the Dionysian festivals, and learn about important concepts like catharsis and the tragic flaw. You’ll learn about realistic and unrealistic types of drama; the works of William Shakespeare; and how to draw an audience into a performance so they truly care about the fate of the characters. This is one movie that will have you on your feet, begging for an encore!

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. 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 »

Exploring Similes Lesson Plan: Enhancing Writing with Similes

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 purpose of similes and their uses to enhance writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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

  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 word choice and vocabulary, learn how to punctuate dialogue correctly, and practice using and placing a variety of speech tags. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Comments