Writing a How-To Essay Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 22, 2013

A how-to essay explains a process, or how to do something. The purpose of a how-to essay is to inform, or give informationm, to the reader. A how-to essay can describe how to make a peanut butter and ...

New On BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes

March 11, 2013

Categories: BrainPOP Jr. Writing
A new week and a new topic page on BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes!  In this movie. Annie and Moby explain that a prefix is a letter or group of letters that is attached to the beginning of a word to change ...

Navigating the Writing Process with Kerpoof and BrainPOP

January 23, 2013

Categories: Writing
Navigating the writing process can be a challenge for many teachers. But in this webinar, Devren Hobbs, Education Manager at Kerpoof, and Jessica Storer, Manager of Education Outreach at BrainPOP, sho...

BrainPOP Lesson on Blogs

June 26, 2012

Categories: General
Watch as I navigate my way through a lesson on blogs from BrainPop....

Making New Words Lesson Plan: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

June 8, 2012

Categories: Lesson Plans
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the function of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will create new words by adding prefixes...

American Revolution Lesson Plan: Important Events and Figures

June 8, 2012

In this American Revolution lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the important events of the revolution. Students will become familiar with key h...

Similes & Metaphors Lesson Plan: How Does Figurative Language Enhance Writing?

June 8, 2012

Categories: Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to compare and contrast similes and metaphors. Students will explore how authors use similes and metaphors to e...

Idioms and Clichés Lesson Plan: How to Identify, Use, or Avoid Them

June 5, 2012

Categories: Lesson Plan
In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore idioms and cliches. Students will identify idioms and clichés in books and use them in or...

Story Pyramid

June 5, 2012

This story pyramid graphic organizer encourages students to identify a story’s main elements and summarize each element using strong, descriptive words....

New BrainPOP Movie: Parallel Structure

March 30, 2012

Categories: BrainPOP English Writing
The BrainPOP topic library keeps growing!  Our Parallel Structure movie is the newest addition to our English and Writing offerings. If your writing seems wordy and unclear, then have we got a mo...