We often get the question, "How do I use Flocab for X?" Since Flocabulary is very a flexible learning resource with content and tools for almost every teacher, we've put together a collection of implementation guides for our most requested topics. We'll keep adding to this list as we receive more requests, so please let us know what you'd like to see!
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|Lower Elementary (K-2)||Many educators working with early learners lack age-appropriate resources that will help students develop the vocabulary, reading comprehension and math skills that will help them succeed alongside essential social emotional skills. With Flocabulary, academic vocabulary, content knowledge and social emotional skills are incorporated across the curriculum to help students develop these skills through the school day.|
|English Language Learners (ELLs)||Flocabulary’s approach to standards-based material makes content engaging and accessible for ELLs–regardless of setting (self-contained, push-in/pull-out, or general classrooms). Through multisensory exposures (auditory and visual) and diverse instructional activities, Flocabulary reinforces content area knowledge and essential Tier II and Tier III vocabulary development.|
|Learning Differences (SpEd)||Flocabulary's multimodal approach to standards-based instruction (hip-hop songs, compelling visuals and opportunities for interaction and creativity) offers a variety of entry points to teaching the relevant curriculum. Music provides a powerful foundation for learners of all abilities to access and connect with academically rigorous content. Flocabulary’s scaffolded and supportive structure ensures all students are able to learn, and are motivated to create. Educators who employ Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will also find all three UDL principles well-supported with Flocabulary.|
|Social Emotional Learning (SEL)||The qualitative and quantitative impact SEL instruction has led to a large emphasis of its inclusion across the curriculum, with some states incorporating the tenets into their standards. Yet many educators struggle to find the time and resources to adequately incorporate it. Flocabulary gives educators 25 explicit SEL lessons (with more to come) as well as features across all 1,000 lessons aimed to cultivate SEL skills in every grade level and subject area.|
|Test Prep||While test prep “season” may be in the weeks leading up to a high-stake tests, many educators find that test prep is a year-long endeavor. For example, the size of a student’s vocabulary has one of the highest impacts on their achievement and a year-long approach to vocabulary development across the curriculum helps students build word knowledge that sticks with them on high-stakes tests and beyond. Flocabulary use weaves vocabulary and common test question formats throughout the year, allowing educators to focus the weeks leading up to a high-stakes test on reinforcing knowledge, building student confidence and reducing stress.|
|Vocabulary||For teachers who want to make an investment in direct vocabulary instruction, Flocabulary developed a targeted vocabulary program, Word Up. Word Up is a research-based approach that teaches interdisciplinary, “Tier-II,” vocabulary to help students with reading and literacy. With close to 140 instructional units for grades K-8, Word Up teaches 1,445 words that were taken directly from state tests.|
|Current Events||Flocabulary's Week in Rap is an interdisciplinary resource that can be used to practice non-fiction reading skills, learn relevant vocabulary and inspire discussion, all standards-based skills. Published every Thursday evening, the video, discussion prompts and activities can be incorporated flexibly over the course of each week and across subjects. The Week in Rap Junior (recommended for grades 3-5) and the Week in Rap (recommended for grades 6-12).|
|Summer Activities||The end of the school year is about celebrating achievement. It's also an important time to ensure students can take ownership over their learning during the summer break. While this can come in many forms from reading programs to summer camps, Flocabulary can provide a cornerstone for a positive summer routine.|