Break It Down is a new comprehension activity that can be applied to any Flocabulary lesson to support student analysis, build habits of gathering text evidence to support an answer, and challenge students to synthesize their thoughts.
In this article we will cover the following:
- Using the Break It Down Activity
- Assigning the Break It Down Activity
- Reviewing student Break It Down submissions
Note: This feature is available to teachers with a school or district Flocabulary Plus license only. To learn more about our license types, click HERE
Using the Break It Down activity
You can find the Break It Down Activity by clicking on the icon to the left of the video.
Once in the Break It Down activity of the lesson you will see a series of 1-3 questions that will assess student comprehension of the skill taught, using the video text.
Question 1: Multiple Choice: Students analyze the Video Text they just watched using the Skill they learned.
Question 2: Video Evidence: Students select a video clip with evidence that supports their answer to question 1.
Question 3: Open-Ended: Students explain how the evidence they selected in question 2 supports their answer to question 1.
The third question is only posed to students in grades 3 and up.
Assigning the Break It Down Activity
When creating an assignment, choose assign at the top of the lesson.
Select the box to include Break It Down as part of the lesson and click Create Assignment.
Reviewing Student Break It Down Submissions
You can review student submissions for the Break It Down questions in the assignment section of your classes.
Multiple Choice responses are auto-graded and are shown as a percentage. For each multiple choice question the response is indicated as correct or incorrect. If an incorrect response is submitted the correct response will be indicated for the teacher as well.
Video Evidence responses will show the timestamp of the selected section. The teacher can also view the selected section. Select a grade the four choices and provide a comment. No credit will calculate as 0%, check- will calculate as 70%, check will calculate as 85%, and check+ will calculate as 100%. The total grade will automatically be calculated.
Open-ended responses will display below the four grade options . Select a grade and provide a comment. No credit will calculate as 0%, check- will calculate as 70%, check will calculate as 85%, and check+ will calculate as 100%. The total grade will automatically be calculated.
Once you assign a grade to each response a total percentage grade will be calculated and will appear at the top on the assignment. You will also see the grade reflected on the assignment summary screen.