Teacher Review For Flocabulary

Engaging, informative, appropriate for middle/high school

Heidi H.
Classroom teacher
Mattanawcook Jr. High School
Lincoln Maine, ME
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
My students look forward to The Week in Rap every Friday. It encourages them to keep up with the news to predict what will be featured each week. Each news story mentioned in the rap has a link to a summary of the story and to an outside source for more information. There is an additional activity and printable lyrics each week. The regular Flocabulary videos for Math, Science, Social Studies, Vocabulary, and Language Arts are equally as engaging. They, too, feature additional supplemental activities for the videos. All the resources on Flocabulary are guaranteed to hold your students' attention! This is a paid website, but it's definitely worth it!
My Take
Flocabulary is my go-to for engaging my students around current events in particular. The Week in Rap is a weekly current events-themed rap that focuses on the top stories in different areas of the news. On the main Flocabulary page, the Flocab team has written raps and provided supplementary lessons on Social Studies, Science, Math, Language Arts, and Vocabulary as well.