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Welcome to Your Poplit Station: Using Popular Culture and Media to Enhance Literacy Learning! Media content provided by YouTube.com. Note: it links direct to YouTube.com if you click on the videos. If you do not want students going to YouTube, please monitor usage. This website & questions created by J. Johnson, teacher. This site is not an endorsement of any content provided herein. It is strictly for educational purposes!

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Tuesday

Blue Jays Song (Lists)





List some of things in this song that relate to playing baseball. Add your own ideas to the list, too.


Donkey Kong Country Returns Walkthrough (Procedure)




Using time words (first, next, then) explain how to beat the Level 2 Boss.


Sky Diving Out My Front Door 'Behind the Scenes' (Explanation)


Explain how one special effect was created in the video

Sky Diving Out My Front Door (Retell)



Describe what happens at the beginningmiddle and end of this story.


Real Life Mario Kart (Reflection)



Reflect on this video and complete this sentence: I wonder...

 

Mario & Bowser Music (Comparison) (Explanation)






Listen to the music and compare. One is for Mario and Luigi and one is for Bowser. How are they the SAME and how are they DIFFERENT? Think about how the music relates to the characters. 


PEZ 'Western Spaghetti' (Lists)



This video was made using everyday, household items. List 7 items you see in this video and tell what it was made with. 


Simon's Cat 'Let Me In' (Story Features)



Describe the characters, setting, problem and solution for this story.


U Turn Dominoes (Opinion)



If someone provided the dominoes, would you do this? Why or why not? Give 3 reasons and explain them in detail.

Valentine's Day Song (Story Features)



Describe the characters, setting, problem and solution for this story.


Spiderman/Superman Song/Video (Comparison) (Explanation)




Based on evidence found in these two videos, how are Spiderman and Superman the SAME and how are they DIFFERENT?


Kid Vs. Kat (Retell)



Describe the beginning, middle and end of this story.










Monday

African Cats Official Trailer (Predictions)




Based on this movie trailer, what do you expect to happen to these cat families in the movie? List 5 things if you can and use details from the trailer to support your answers.

Bath Time (story features)



Describe the character, setting, problem and solution for this story.


Crazy Earl (media literacy) (Explanation)


Book Fair: Crazy Earl from Patrick Johnson on Vimeo.

This is an advertisement. It is meant to persuade an audience.
1. Who is the audience for this advertisement? (What specific group of people is it meant for?)

2. What is it trying to persuade it's audience to do?


Dot (Story Features)



Describe the character, setting, problem and solution for this story.




Ruff Road Ahead (Retell)



Describe what happens at the beginningmiddle and end of this story.


Dino Island Tennis (Retell)




Describe what happens at the beginningmiddle and end of this story.



Cars Toon (UFO) (Explanation)



Explain why Lightening McQueen (the red car) doesn't believe Mater is telling the truth. Use details from the story to support your answer.


Toilet Kitty (Retell)




Describe what happens at the beginningmiddle and end of this story.





The Duck Song (Explanation)



Explain why the man decides to be helpful and kind to the duck rather than angry. Use details from the story to support your answer.




Bubble Fish (Retell)



Describe what happens at the beginning, middle and end of this story.