BrainPOP Jr. Learning About the Main Idea with Annie and Moby

Identifying the main idea of a text can be tricky. Support your instruction, and give tips and tricks to reinforce the concept, by showing a fun BrainPop Jr. video about main ideas and supporting details.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment by giving the link to pupils to watch before applying the concept in class
  • Extend the subjects referenced in the video by gathering materials about roller coasters
  • After listening to the passages in the video, pause it, and invite scholars to share what they believe is the main idea 
Classroom Considerations

Pros
  • BrainPOP Jr. videos enhance learners' engagement through silly jokes, quick-paced dialogue, and cartoon images 
  • The concept is clearly explained with examples
Cons
  • Since this video is not being viewed on the official BrainPOP site, additional activities are not provided