Five Ways To Teach Literacy Across Content Areas With Flocabulary

Five Ways to Teach Literacy Across Content Areas with Flocabulary

When it comes to talking with school colleagues across content areas about literacy, I can’t even count the number of times I have heard, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about that, my ELA teammate has it covered!” I personally believe it is such a common misconception that literacy instruction is just an ELA skill. Has no one else ever heard the expression “It takes a village!”? Well, that village just got some reinforcements in the form of Flocabulary. Literacy can and should be incorporated across all content areas, and Flocabulary can help. You might be asking yourself, “How can…

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Integrating The Arts: Sneaking In Opportunities For Creativity In The Classroom

Integrating the Arts: Sneaking In Opportunities for Creativity in the Classroom

If you are reading this on Flocabulary’s blog, I think you already believe that we learn (and teach!) better when we are having fun. And few lessons are more fun than when we can use a Flocabulary video to get us singing the learning objectives (and shaking whatever body parts we feel comfortable with) to the beats. Perhaps you are also an academic core subject teacher who already uses art whenever possible in a lesson, because like the bumper sticker says, "Without ART the Earth is just EH."

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Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition With Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition with Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Two years ago, Polly Westfall, an educator in North Carolina, was accepted in the North Carolina's Governor's Teacher Network. As part of this initiative, Polly was charged with completing action research in her classroom. The topic she chose? Vocabulary acquisition for children of poverty. At the time, Polly had recently relocated to a new school district, and was moved by the ways that poverty impacted her students. With a background as a writing coach, she wanted to find ways to motivate her students and boost their vocabulary, knowing that it would improve their writing. She decided to try out Flocabulary…

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Flocabulary Implementation Strategies In The ELL Classroom: Q&A With Teacher Pamela Ferrill

Flocabulary Implementation Strategies in the ELL Classroom: Q&A with teacher Pamela Ferrill

Last year Julia, one of our awesome Customer Success Managers here at Flocab HQ, heard an impressive story from Pamela Ferrill, a 5th grade ESL teacher in Madison, WI—namely, how Flocabulary was central in helping her students hit their language acquisition targets. Julia sat down with Pamela to learn more about her robust integration of Flocabulary tools with her own ESL instructional techniques, and the impact she saw as a result. We want to share her strategies with you, too; here's what we learned:

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