Are You Students Tackling NaNoWriMo? Here’s How Flocabulary Can Help.

Are You Students Tackling NaNoWriMo? Here’s How Flocabulary Can Help.

Flocabulary has a natural fondness for organizations with funny names. So when we heard about NaNoWriMo we were intrigued. Turns out, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's an organization that gets people to write an entire novel in the month of November. In 2015, more than 430,000 participants embarked on a November noveling quest, including children writing novels in their schools with NaNoWrimo's Young Writer's Program!

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Mini Lessons for The Last 18 Years in Rap

[jwplayer file=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/media-jrev/18-years-in-rap-2014-media.mp4 image=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/images-jrev/18-years-in-rap-2014-image.jpg]  Check out the lyrics and more. We're celebrating the Class of 2014 by calling off our usual Week in Rap... and replacing it with the top news stories from the last 18 years! Hey grads: We've got the biggest news from every year of your life. And for those of you who were born a little earlier, let's see how much you remember. Then, follow up the video with our trivia worksheet, or one of these easy-to-use Mini Lessons. They are listed in order of time required, from quickest to most involved. The Last 18 Years in Rap…

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Flocabulary Hosts #Engchat on Monday, January 21

Does Figurative Language Still Matter in the Modern English Classroom? In accordance with Common Core standards, it's important that the modern student knows how to construct argumentative statements, read actively and write across different media. But should they be able to note that "Common Core" is an example of alliteration? (In fact, Common Core says yes.) But what do you think? Discuss your thoughts on Figurative Language with us on Monday, January 21 at 7pm EST when we host #engchat. We'll discuss these questions and more: Does our society still value having a way with words? What is the place…

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  • December 13, 2012

What is History? (A Lesson Plan)

Each Friday, Flocabulary makes The Week in Rap, and we call it a "current events video." And each December, the Flocab team steps back and selects the top events of the year, sets them to rhyme, and brings you The Year in Rap. (And then in the spring, we look back even further and bring you The Last 18 Years in Rap!) But our question for you and your students is: Is The Year in Rap reporting on history or current events? This lesson plan will allow you to use Flocabulary's Week in Rap, Year in Rap and 18 Years…

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Lesson Ideas for the Holidays

It's almost that magical time of the school year... when candy cane sugar flows through students' veins and even the best planned lessons are met with distracted, fidgety kids who forgot their pencils (though they did remember their candy canes.) But you can still eke out a few more lessons before the year's end. Here are... 5 Fun Lesson Ideas for the Holiday Season ...Guaranteed to teach even a little something useful to the most crazed student on the most fractured schedule. 1. Celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. This…

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