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.
1. Watch the Video. Watch it again.
Flocabulary presents academic content in a highly-engaging, contemporary format. Videos let the topic speak for itself, providing students with both visual and aural exposure. And videos aren't only for introducing new topics: Use them to review and provide ongoing enrichment as well.
NEW: If a video has “Discussion Mode”, prompts and questions appear 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!
2. Quick Review
At the end of the video, Quick Review will open up open up over the video. Check for student understanding using these quick, topical questions. “Popcorn” around the room or get competitive by splitting your students into teams to answer questions as a class.
3. Lyric Notes
Deepen student learning beyond what’s presented in the lyrics. Vocab words from the video are now highlighted in the lyrics. The lyrics link to an annotation with standards-aligned reading and can include images, definitions, and, one of our new features, Vocab Cards! Week in Rap Lyric Notes include links to outside news sources!
4. Vocab Cards
Vocab cards allow students to make meaning and build knowledge of the vocab words through writing and drawing. This feature is similar to graphic organizers for vocabulary instruction like the Frayer model. Think of it like a digital vocabulary notebook! Teachers can assign vocab cards to students, and choose which of the vocab words we’ve identified that they want to assign. Students will also have the ability to complete vocab cards on their own.
5. Read and Respond
This assignable feature provides short, assignable 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. You can also access and edit your Vocab cards from Read/R&R!
6. Teacher Resources
After your students are familiar with the content presented in the lesson, use the “teacher resources” tab to find both independent exercise and group work offerings. Here you’ll find writing exercises, word problems, and extra practice to share with your students!
Finish off the lesson with a multiple-choice formative assessment. Our questions test not only student knowledge of the video content, but also content in the interactive lyrics and activities. They’re great state test-prep too!
Encourage students to write their own academic rhymes through this lesson extension exercise! Lyric Lab is now part of every Flocab lesson sequence, placing writing and creativity at your students’ fingertips.