How To Teach Your Students To Use Flocabulary

How to teach your students to use Flocabulary

Flocabulary is an amazing tool for building community during back to school season, allowing educators to present engaging hip-hop videos to teach academic vocabulary. But don’t hog Flocab for yourself! The new school year is the perfect opportunity to build student choice and voice by helping them learn how to use Flocabulary for student-centered learning. Whether it’s through class discussions in a whole group or having students log in and complete work independently, Flocabulary has hundreds of lessons to keep students engaged, help them connect with characters that represent a diverse student population, and hopefully learn some academic vocabulary along…

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3 Ways To Use Flocabulary For Back To School

3 ways to use Flocabulary for back to school

Back to school is the perfect time to introduce Flocabulary in your classroom. Many teachers spend time at the beginning of the school year building their classroom community and establishing classroom expectations and norms. Why not bring Flocabulary into the mix. Whether using Flocab for whole group activities, providing time for small group conversations, or giving the students a chance to independently explore the website, Flocabulary helps students feel connected to the content while also igniting conversations to help the class get to know each other.   Let’s look at three ways that Flocabulary can play a part in your back…

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Marsha P. Johnson: A Behind The Scenes Look At Flocabulary Lesson Creation

Marsha P. Johnson: A behind the scenes look at Flocabulary lesson creation

Flocabulary helps students grow empathy and understanding with content that reflects students' identities and cultures and introduces them to new perspectives. Our content team thoughtfully creates each lesson and in this post, we're highlighting the creation of a social studies lesson for the historical figure and activist, Marsha P. Johnson. We asked a few of our lesson creators about the lesson creation process which takes them through a in-depth process of researching standards, history, writing lyrics with Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary terms, a finally into the creation of video, animation, and the music. How were the lyrics written…

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Racial Justice Classroom Resource Guide

Racial Justice Classroom Resource Guide

For teachers and students engaging in antiracist teaching and learning by challenging anti-Black racism At the core of Flocabulary is hip-hop, a cultural movement started by Black and Latinx youth in New York in the early ’70s. It’s important to understand the history of hip-hop and the socio-cultural and economic circumstances from which it emerged when teaching with Flocabulary. Why? We must honor where the music came from, especially in a society that has historically marginalized Black voices. For a primer on the history of hip-hop culture, watch our Hip-Hop Fundamentals video. New to Flocabulary? We recommend that you watch…

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