Writing Process

Anyone can be a writer! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you through the writing process step by step. You’ll learn why you should choose a topic you’re familiar with, how to come up with ideas about that topic, and how to turn those ideas into a rough draft. You’ll discover what goes on when you revise a draft and when it’s a good idea to read your work out loud - not to mention who you might be able to get to listen! Finally, you’ll learn how to make sure your work is error-free and ready for publishing. Too bad we can’t help you find an agent!

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 »

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 »