Banned Books Week: What’s The Hype?

Banned books week: what’s the hype?

Flocab LOVES librarians! I mean, we even have a whole rap about it. And this is a special week for our favorite book-loving friends. Between September 27th and October 3rd, bookworms all over the country celebrate Banned Books Week!  So why are librarians putting on their party hats for a bunch of banned and challenged books?  According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read. The week brings the topic of censorship into focus, and celebrates that despite some texts being banned, most books have remained available, allowing continued access to information,…

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What Are Common Core Standards For Flocabulary Language Arts?

What are common core standards for Flocabulary language arts?

The Common Core English Language Arts standards spiral learning in a smart way. A new concept is introduced in one grade, and then practiced in later grades as students work slowly and confidently toward mastery. And Flocabulary's ELA songs and videos will help teachers to introduce and practice everything from vocabulary to grammar to reading and writing strategies. Read on to see the Common Core alignment for our ELA songs or view our math CCSSS alignment here. You can click on each image to view the aligned song or video! Vocabulary Alignment Increased vocabulary is crucial for reading in all…

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Using Flocabulary To Support Writing Instruction

Using Flocabulary to support writing instruction

Let’s be real right now, teaching writing instruction can be hard - delivering the “write” instruction to all learners is hard; developing the “write” conferences is hard; finding the “write” assessments is hard! Flocabulary can help support all of your writing instruction needs as a new tool to add to your teaching toolbox! Mixing Flocabulary into your classroom is easy and gives students more control over their own learning while helping you run meaningful writing conferences that meet the needs of every writer. These 4 ideas for using Flocabulary in your writing instruction are great for all writing types and…

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Culture-Building First Day Of School Activities

Culture-Building First Day of School Activities

With a year's worth of standards and lessons ahead of you, it can be tempting to get started with that first book or math concept on Day One. This year, try holding off for a few days. The time you spend building a strong classroom culture in the first few weeks of school will pay returns every day of the year. To help you build a compassionate and invested group of students, we present to you 6 engaging activities that you can use on the first day of school (or first few weeks). Each includes at least one Flocabulary song and…

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Back-to-School With Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas For Your First Week

Back-to-School with Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas for Your First Week

Welcome to back-to-school season with Flocab! We know you're busy preparing for your students, and we're here to help you by providing lesson plan ideas to incorporate into your curriculum. We’ve created lesson plans to complement and enhance your instruction, whether you're introducing concepts, mastering key terms and ideas or establishing a positive classroom culture. Oh, and each lesson plan is standards-aligned, so keeping students engaged and on-track just got easier.

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