8 Ways To Use Flocabulary To Make Learning Fun And Impactful

8 ways to use Flocabulary to make learning fun and impactful

I am a firm believer that children are most successful when they have smiles on their faces and are given the opportunity to have a voice. In order for meaningful learning to occur, engagement must exist first. Anyone can stand at the front of a classroom and deliver content; many educators may be able to produce academic results by doing just that. However, in order to have a lasting impact, I feel that it is absolutely necessary to focus on relationships and provide opportunities to engage in exciting, culturally responsive learning activities. Forming intentional relationships also helps to create a…

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10 Ways To Use Flocabulary At The End Of The Year

10 ways to use Flocabulary at the end of the year

At the end of the school year, schedules get weird, students get loopy and the activities that hooked kids all year suddenly aren’t working anymore. Whether you’re reviewing for finals or rewarding your students for a year of hard work, we’ve got Flocabulary end of the year activities for you. 1. Review test-taking strategies Prep for final exams with our test-taking strategies lesson. The lesson defines key vocabulary words like “elimination,” “prioritize” and “focus” that students will likely need to understand in the questions and text-taking environment on standardized tests. Once students watch the video they can follow up for…

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How To Build Student Connections Using Music To Teach In The Classroom

How to build student connections using music to teach in the classroom

Hip-hop, a cultural movement started by Black and Latinx youth in New York in the early ’70s, is a great launching point for using music to teach. When used as a part of instruction, hip-hop can help to engage students, bring curriculum to life, and reinforce core knowledge and skills, including vocabulary support and reading comprehension. How can music be used in education? Hip-hop pedagogy, essentially applying hip-hop elements to teaching methods, gives students a chance to share their knowledge with other classmates and analyze experiences of their own as well as others’ in a meaningful way. It can act…

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How To Teach Comprehension Strategies In The Classroom With Flocabulary Plus

How to teach comprehension strategies in the classroom with Flocabulary Plus

All too often, the development of reading comprehension strategies is limited to the ELA classroom. There are so many content standards to cover in non-ELA subjects, and it can be difficult to find time to invite students to read with a purpose and analyze subject-specific texts. But with a generation of students who are exposed to more written, audio, and visual content than any generation before, it’s critical to develop and hone comprehension and literacy skills using a wide variety of texts in multiple mediums and contexts. The outsize—and growing—role of video content in daily life and in the classroom…

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