Types of Writing

Got something to write? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby help you figure out what kind of writing style you should use! Learn how to tell different types of writing apart by paying attention to what the writing does. You’ll learn about the four main writing types, including one in which you try to sell an idea or topic; one in which you give the reader a clear picture of a person, place, or thing; one in which you tell a good story; and one in which you inform the reader about something interesting. So pick your writing type and get ready to write in style!

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 »

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 & Writing Lesson Plan: Write Your Own BrainPOP Script

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore various BrainPOP resources and synthesize information about a given topic. Students then work collaboratively to compose an original BrainPOP-style script using key vocabulary terms and digital tools. 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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