BrainPOP

BrainPOP helps students grasp and practice reading skills and comprehension.


RESEARCH SHOWS GROWTH IN READING COMPREHENSION, VOCABULARY, AND LANGUAGE
A study of the effectiveness of BrainPOP, shows a substantial difference in Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Language between students using BrainPOP and peers who do not. The study evaluated 1,100 students in 46 elementary and middle school classrooms in Palm Beach County, Florida and New York City.

Read the Research:
A Study of the Effectiveness of BrainPOP


READING TOPICS
BrainPOP covers key reading and comprehension topics, aligned to your state standards, which engage and support beginning and developing readers.

Reading Topics:
English Topics
Reading Topics (k-3)
Spanish and English Topics (Español)


STATE STANDARDS
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. reading topics are aligned to state standards, and can be located through our easy to use State Standards Tool.




CLOSED CAPTIONING
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics feature closed captioning, an assistive technology that enables readers of all ages and abilities, and English language learners, to practice reading skills.

Closed Captioning on BrainPOP Jr.



HIGH-INTEREST READING
BrainPOP topics include high-interest readings (FYIs) that are used to stimulate visual literacy (graphs, charts, diagrams), practice reading informational and nonfiction text, and provide opportunities for shared reading.

Example:
Main Idea


FURTHER READING
All BrainPOP Jr. topics include recommendations for further topic-relevant and age-appropriate books (Read About It).

Example:
Nouns (k-3)


REINFORCE FLUENCY
All BrainPOP Jr. topics – links, commands, and instructions – feature read-aloud text to assist young learners as they begin to navigate content online and establish important literacy skills.

Examples:
BrainPOP Jr.(k-3)
Make Inferences (k-3)


KEY VOCABULARY
Each BrainPOP movie introduces key vocabulary and terminology, in both auditory and visual ways.

Key Vocabulary on BrainPOP Key Vocabulary on BrainPOP Jr.


Examples:
Main Idea
Nouns (k-3)


VOCABULARY PAGES
Each BrainPOP topic is supported by an interactive vocabulary activity page, which is used to assess prior knowledge, practice note-taking skills, focus attention, or demonstrate understanding.

Examples:
Blogs
William Shakespeare


WORD WALL
Interactive word walls on all BrainPOP Jr. topics enable students to interact with content-specific vocabulary.



Example:
Internet Safety (k-3)


QUIZZES
Interactive quizzes on all BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics assess students' comprehension of key vocabulary.



Examples:
Main Idea
Make Inferences (k-3)


TIMELINES
BrainPOP timelines expand student vocabulary while putting content into context.

Examples:
William Shakespeare
DNA
Harlem Renaissance


GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Interactive graphic organizers engage students with the content they read and experience online to organize ideas, classify information, sequence events, or analyze and extend the elements of a topic.



Examples:
Harlem Renaissance
William Shakespeare


CHECK COMPREHENSION
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics offer quizzes in multiple formats, to provide students and their teachers with immediate feedback.

Examples:
Nutrition
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Easy Quiz (k-3)
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Hard Quiz (k-3)


ACTIVITIES FOR MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES
BrainPOP Jr. encourages students to extend learning by writing, drawing, and talking about their ideas in addition to reinforcing concepts through educational games.



Examples:
US Symbols Write About It (k-3)
US Symbols Draw About It (k-3)
US Symbols Talk About It (k-3)
US Symbols Matching Game (k-3)
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet


MULTIMEDIA LEARNING
BrainPOP is a multimedia learning tool that uses animation, voice, characters, charts and more to teach learners about core content. Multimedia learning is particularly effective for visual and auditory learners.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning



USER CONTROLS
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer pause, rewind, and forward controls. Multimedia learning is most effective when it is interactive and under the control of the learner.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Examples:
Cesar Chavez
Make Inferences (k-3)


STUDENT PUBLISHING
BrainPOP Jr. gives young authors a voice to publish and share their writing, art, and video production online.



Examples:
Bulletin Board (k-3)
Student-Made Videos


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
All BrainPOP products are supported by a dedicated resource – BrainPOP Educators – that enables teachers to collaborate online and share best practices, as well as access lesson plans, classroom tools, and video tutorials.



Examples:
Tips, Tools, and Resources Blog
Reading and Literacy Lesson Plans
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet
Video Tutorials
Curriculum Calendar
State Standards Tool
BrainPOP Newsletters
Teacher Edition of Activity Pages
Partner Resources on Promethean Planet


Funding Alignments