New Product Review: BrainPOP English Grades 6-10

Are you looking for a fun way for students to practice their ELA skills? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of BrainPOP for English, grades 6-10.

BrainPOP is a supplemental program that supports instruction in the core content areas as well as technology, fine arts, and health for grades 3-8+. Resources are available online and include some printable materials. The material is intended for students’ independent use.

BrainPOP’s English content is comprised of five units that each include multiple topics. Units are Famous Authors & Books, Grammar, Study and Reading Skills, Writing, and Free Movies. Some topics are repeated in more than one unit. The program is intended for students’ independent use. Units and topics are not sequential and may be accessed by the student in any order.

Instruction is provided through videos and interactive activities, such as creating a concept map, taking a quiz, or practicing vocabulary. The content is available in English and in Spanish (through BrainPOP Espanol), but Learning List reviewers noted that there is more content available in English than in Spanish.

Learning List has reviewed the technology compatibility of this product. Read Learning List’s Spec Sheet to see whether or not BrainPOP will work on the devices your teachers and students use.

Learning List has also completed a qualitative review of the instruction delivered by this material, as well as a standard-by-standard review of the alignment to the TEKS at the breakout level.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About BrainPOP*

BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. BrainPOP supports core and supplemental subjects, reaching learners worldwide. An in-house team of educators, animators, and writers produce BrainPOP, incorporating teacher and parent input.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from BrainPOP.