BrainPOP is a great way to introduce a new topic or concept and get kids engaged. To set students up for active viewing, remember to pause the movies and engage kids when a new vocabulary word is introduced, paraphrase what just happened, or make a prediction.
TAKE THE QUIZ FIRST
Allow the students to occasionally take the quiz before watching the movie. This will call attention to main ideas and important details that are covered.
Stop the movie after the student letter is read by Tim and have students share what they already know about the topic. You can also pause the movie later if a question is raised, or if an issue excites interest.
Bookmark links of BrainPOP movies or GameUp games for students to watch and explore independently when they finish their assignments.
In addition to integrating BrainPOP into lesson