Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This lesson plan, adaptable for all BrainPOP topics, challenges students to play a game called The Meaning of Beep in which they use context clues to figure out the meaning of an unknown word associated with a BrainPOP movie topic. The game presents three sentences, one at a time, for which students identify the meaning of “Beep”–a placeholder for a missing word. Each consecutive sentence provides more context clues than the previous, so by the third sentence–which is strongly tied to the movie–students should be successful in identifying the meaning of “Beep.” We suggest playing this game after watching the related BrainPOP movie.
- Discuss and recognize the value of using context clues.
- Watch movie associated with the game.
- Use context clues to identify the meaning of an unknown word.
- Identify synonyms and assess whether they make sense in context.
- Create their own version