Implementing Flocabulary With A Balanced Literacy Program

Implementing Flocabulary with a Balanced Literacy Program

We recently shared eight components of a strong balanced literacy program on the Flocab blog, and some of you reached out to ask us how Flocabulary fits in with these various balanced literacy components. With over 800 units featuring reading passages, writing activities and assessments, Flocabulary is a great fit for any balanced literacy program!

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Writing Rhymes To Transform Student Engagement In The Middle School Classroom: Part 2

Writing Rhymes to Transform Student Engagement in the Middle School Classroom: Part 2

After convincing the 8th grade social studies team to try out the unknown with a rhyme-writing project, we began our test run with our first period homeroom students. For 20 minutes a day, students were given a week to complete raps of their own in groups of three, the freedom to choose any social studies topic from class, and given full responsibility to work at their own pace in computer labs alongside peers. The great thing about Lyric Lab is that it’s structured in each video, so students were able to listen to what the Flocabulary rappers did, and get inspired…

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8 Components Of A Strong Balanced Literacy Program

8 Components of a Strong Balanced Literacy Program

During a recent school training, I asked the teachers, “How does Flocabulary support the components of balanced literacy?” No one responded. I assumed the group just wasn’t energized for the session yet. So I repeated the question—“Come on guys! You can answer this. How does Flocabulary support balanced literacy?” The blank stares I received was confusing. Finally, I heard a voice say, “I don’t know about everyone else, but I don’t know what balanced literacy is.” Ah, now I was getting somewhere! As a former teacher, I should have known better than to assume the group knew what balanced literacy was. In…

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