Five-Paragraph Essay

An essay in five paragraphs? Yup - you can do it! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you everything you need to know about writing a five-paragraph essay. Find out about where to tell the reader what the essay will discuss, how to write a good thesis statement, and how many pieces of supporting evidence to use. Learn all about topic sentences and how to support each point of your thesis. Plus, you’ll discover what goes into a conclusion and see some powerful ways to link your paragraphs together into a strong essay. Write your way to an A!

Writing, Reasoning, & Civics Lesson Plan: Drafting Board Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore the process of producing clear and polished opinion essays. Students will use arguments presented in a variety of resource documents to help them form an opinion on a controversial civics issue. They will then use an online essay-building platform to make their claim and support it with evidence and reasoning in order to produce a structured and effective argument. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Main Idea of a Text Lesson Plan: The TSN2 Game

In this free online reading and writing lesson plan designed for grade 8 and adaptable for grade 9, students use BrainPOP resources to practice finding and inferring the main idea of a text selection. Students will then use a free online game to apply their reading skills to a real world context. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Research Lesson Plan: Choosing a Topic, Researching, and Writing

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students view, analyze, and discuss various BrainPOP videos in order to get an overview of possible research topics. Students then complete the research process in order to synthesize a research paper. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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

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 cliches in books and use them in original writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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