Prewriting: Choosing a Topic

Trouble coming up with ideas? Get your brain in gear with this BrainPOP movie as Tim and Moby help you figure out what to write about. Discover two great strategies for coming up with ideas, and learn where to go once you’ve fleshed these ideas out. See how word association can help you end up in some unexpected places, and learn why just a few minutes of writing each day can put a stop to your writing panic forever. Plus, check out how a journal can be a great source of inspiration! Once you start, you’ll never want to stop!

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 »