In my role as an instructional coach and technology integrationist, I spend a lot of time in many of the classrooms in my school district.
As I walked down the hallways of the beautiful Broadway Campus of Lawrence Public Schools last week, I heard hip-hop music emanating from the classrooms. And when I peeked into these classrooms to investigate further, I witnessed the following:
6th graders joining in a sing-along about Point of View in literature.
5th graders rapping about Order of Operations in mathematics.
4th graders enthusiastically rapping about food chains in science.
3rd graders bopping to the beat of multiplication facts 0-12.
7th graders dancing to a Current Events video, “The Week in Rap”.
What if I told you there’s an amazing website with a plethora of hip-hop vocabulary videos that facilitates this engagement? What if I added that the videos are aligned to state standards and include supplementary activities like interactive lyric pages, quizzes and graphic organizers?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Flocabulary, a website/platform that is taking the K-12 education world by storm one classroom/hip-hop video at a time. This exciting web-based application blends the coolness of rap with the rigor of vocabulary development. Students are highly engaged and motivated as they view and participate/interact with this awesome program.
Video Topics include:
SAT Vocabulary Review
Test-Taking Vocabulary Words for grades 3-8
Essay writing strategies
Research tips and tricks
Social and Emotional Learning
The material is presented in a way that kids today can relate to. The videos are funny and the songs are catchy. Your students may not even realize they are learning as they watch these amazing videos. Try it out today by clicking the link below for a free 75-day trial.