The key to success with the Flocab Lesson Sequence is to explore! We offer so many resources to support student learning beyond the video. Make sure to explore the lesson sequence as you prep and see which activities are best for your students.
Pre-Lesson: Teacher Resources
Before teaching with any Flocabulary lesson, it’s a great idea to review the Teacher Resources section. Here you’ll find an overview of the lesson, including the grade level recommendations, standards alignment, and the vocabulary terms. You’ll also find writing exercises, word problems, and printable passages and quizzes under Handouts.
1. Watch the Video. Watch it again.
Flocabulary presents academic content in a highly-engaging, contemporary format. Videos let the topic speak for itself, engaging students both visually and auditorily. And videos aren't only for introducing new topics: use them to review and provide ongoing enrichment as well.
More video features
- Discuss displays prompts and questions at specific points during the video to facilitate further discussion and exploration of the content. You can skip from question to question without playing through again fully, and toggle this feature on and off as needed!
- Quick Review questions are a quick check for understanding after watching the video. “Popcorn” around the room or get competitive by splitting your students into teams to answer questions as a class.
- Adjusting video speed can be a great modification to meet various instructional needs. Read more about it here!
2. Vocab Cards
Vocab cards allow students to make meaning and build knowledge of the vocab words through writing and drawing. The individual cards are modeled off of the familiar Frayer Model; think of it like a digital vocabulary notebook! You can assign chosen vocab cards and students also have the ability to complete vocab cards on their own.
3. Vocab Game
The Vocab Game is an additional way for students to practice a lesson’s vocabulary through multiple contexts. Students build a beat by successfully identifying images, completing sentences, matching definitions and selecting synonyms for the lesson’s vocabulary words. You can assign the Vocab Game to a class, in addition to all our existing assignable activities.
4. Read and Respond
This assignable feature provides short reading passages and practice questions that are based on content presented in the unit’s video and lyrics. Read & Respond passages include both fiction and nonfiction texts, giving students additional reading practice in a format that mirrors high stakes tests.
Finish off the lesson with a multiple-choice formative assessment. Our questions test not only student knowledge of the video content. They’re great state test-prep too!
6. Lyric Lab
Finally, wrap up any Flocab lesson with some student rhyme writing! Vocab terms from the lesson are provided, encouraging students to ground their rhymes in academic vocabulary. There’s also a built-in rhyming dictionary and a beats library so students can practice rapping their rhymes over a beat. Finally, students can also download their written rhymes -- a great way showcase student learning and student voice!