How Do You Teach Grammar? – @Flocabulary Hosts #engchat May 14

[jwplayer file=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/media/prefixes-media.mp4 image=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/images/prefixes-image.jpg] Check out the lyrics and more.We spent a long time thinking about grammar while we were working on our 16 new grammar songs, including our Prefixes song above. It quickly became clear that for some, grammar is a dirty word, conjuring antiquated scenarios of sentence diagramming and homonym horrors. But for others, grammar wasn't scary...it was fun and wacky and not-so-hard. We did our best to associate with that latter camp. And we wanted to create a forum for teachers to share pain-free, fun and creative ways to teach grammar. So on Monday, May 14 at 7pm,…

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Flocabulary in Chinese!

Have you ever thought, "Gee, I love Hip-Hop U.S. History, but I really wish Flocabulary would offer it in Chinese"? Well, today is your day. Last December, we received an email from Isabella, a Chinese postgraduate from South China Normal University. A professor had given her a copy of Hip Hop U.S. History, and Isabella and a group of her fellow students became eager to learn more about Flocabulary. As the group began to study how Flocabulary worked, they decided that they wanted to spread it as a resource in China. But there was a problem... It wasn't in Chinese.…

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Meet JoDee Luna, Flocabulary’s Newest (and First!) Guest Blogger

JoDee Luna and her students have been wowing us for awhile. We first got to know JoDee when she was among the first teachers to try out The Word Up Project in her school district. With her above-and-beyond teaching skills and passion, she's been getting pretty amazing results right from the start. JoDee sent us a few examples of her creative Word Up lessons and student examples, and we recently featured one entrepreneurship lesson on this blog (and on our office wall.) We've known for awhile that JoDee's strategies would help other educators in our community use Flocabulary in a…

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A Very William Shakespeare Birthday

5 Ways to Celebrate the Bard's Birthday... Or to Throw a Shakespearean Party for Yourself Happy Birthday Bill! Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. Celebrate William Shakespeare's 448th Birthday (with your students, with your theater group, or on a quiet night at home) with these 5 fun Shakespeare birthday activities. Or if you'd like, use these activities at your own birthday party! They're educational, too. We're not talking about Pin the Tail on Puck (though, that isn't such a bad idea...) Celebrate Shakespeare this year with "Words, words, words"! 1. Write a Birthday Sonnet. Write a sonnet about Shakespeare...in…

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