Reading Skills

Ever hear how reading is fundamental? Well, in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will tell you all about the fundamentals of reading! Discover why good reading begins before you even open your book or magazine; find out what to do before sitting down with a book, how to preview a text, and how to skim to get a sense of what the text is talking about. You’ll also learn how to take effective notes, what it means to put text into your own words, and when you should reread. Plus, see why it helps to talk things over sometimes, and how you can choose a good place to read. A library is a good place to start!

Authentic Purposes for Research Lesson Plan: After the Storm Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to practice research, reading, and writing skills within a real-world context. Through game play, students take on the role of a news magazine editor-in-chief, and must research facts through a variety of informational texts (such as press releases, email, and text massages) and then edit edit stories and coordinate social media to disseminate information to the community. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Note-Taking Skills Lesson Plan: Create a Personalized System

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore various styles of note-taking and develop their own unique and effective note-taking system. See more »

Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan: Using Context Clues

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources to learn about context clues and practice using context clues as a reading comprehension strategy. 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 »

Test Preparation Lesson Plan: Self-Assessment and Reflection

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources for test preparation, reflecting on their progress and areas of strength and weakness. Students then review key skills and concepts through independent and collaborative activities. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Listening and Speaking Skills Lesson Plan: Using the BrainPOP Featured Movie

In this collection of lesson ideas, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to develop listening, speaking, and research skills. Each idea is designed to help students deepen their understanding of a variety of standards-based concepts. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Library Skills Lesson Plan: Checking Out Books

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the purpose of a library. Students will then demonstrate how to find a book in the library. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Book Reports Lesson Plan: Self and Peer Evaluation

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 and present it to the class. They will also use a class-generated set of criteria to self-assess and evaluate the book reports of peers. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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