Strengthening Sentences

Bored by your own writing? Let Tim and Moby teach you how to make your sentences stronger in this BrainPOP movie! First off, you’ll learn about some of the things that make a sentence sound bad--like being too long or having passive voice. You’ll also learn how to tell your readers how you’re feeling and where you’re going with the sentences. Plus, you’ll figure out how to make your sentences more exciting by introducing modifiers and beefing up your vocabulary. Never put your readers to sleep again!

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 »

Personification in Writing with the Citizen Science Game

In this lesson plan which can be adapted for students in grades 5-12, students use a free online science and English Language Arts (ELA) game to explore personification in writing.  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 »

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