Language Arts Lesson Plans
Using the Song and Clickable Lyrics
Each unit page opens to a song or video-the heart of the Flocabulary program. Below it, you'll find lyrics to each song. Begin by listening to the song or watching the video. Afterward, click on the lyrics to display more information about lines in the song, including definitions of terms and further plot explanations. Students can take notes on the video and explanations using the note-taking worksheet.
Using the Challenge Questions
Immediately following the song, test students knowledge with challenge questions. The questions test students on what they heard in the song or video. Its easy to use the challenge questions as a game. Just divide your class into two or more groups, and have the groups compete to answer the questions.
Using the Missing Lyrics
You can remove the key words from the songs by clicking on Missing Lyrics in the side menu. After the students have heard the song a few times, project the missing lyrics onto the board and have students write in the correct word while the song is playing or afterward. As a spelling check, you can make copies for students and have each student write in the correct word while the song is playing. You can also use copies of the missing lyrics as a context clues quiz.
Divide the song into sections and assign each student or group to become experts on that section. This could mean that the students study the pop-out info boxes, or that they do additional research. Then have each expert student or group present to their fellow students, who take notes with the note-taking chart.
Writing Academic Rhymes
Writing is a key component of any language arts curriculum. And our Writing Academic Rhymes lesson plans will add some spark to your students writing. Our Writing Academic Rhymes lesson sequence covers everything from creating basic mnemonic rhymes to writing complete hip-hop songs. Get started writing here.
Analyzing the Five Elements of a Story
All stories contain the same five elements: plot, character, conflict, theme and setting. After watching the video, have your students complete the activity sheet (find it by clicking the Exercises button on the "Five Things" unit page). First, students will define the five elements. Then they'll list examples from the song and examples they create. Lastly, students can use the sheet to analyze a story theyve read or a story that they are writing.