Teacher Review For Flocabulary

Great way to hook students into learning.

Amy S.
Classroom teacher
Hedgesville Middle School
Hedgesville, WV
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this as a whole group learning activity. I played the video on story elements. It was used to introduce our short story unit. The students loved the hip-hop platform and it hooked them right in. The song defined all the story elements and included examples. The song's chorus was very repetitive and catchy and most of the students were singing it on the way out the door. Flocabulary has worksheet students can fill out as they listen along and also to complete as extension activities. There are also questions to click on which could be answered as a group or paper/pencil individually and could serve as a formative assessment.
My Take
Flocabulary is a great website although it does cost money to use it. There are free videos available as well. It is well maintained and is always updating their information (it is Common Core aligned). The videos are full of information and accessible to all the students in my class.