Language Arts Has Never Been More Engaging
From nouns and verbs to research skills and argumentative essays, Flocabulary's language arts units teach key concepts for all grades. Our standards-aligned units are uniquely engaging and student-centered. Read on to find subject-wide lesson plans and implementation suggestions, and then experience a language arts video.
Subject-Wide Lesson Plans
Using Language for Purpose
In this lesson, students will identify and choose between academic and social English in their writing and speech. They will watch and respond to prompts in the Week in Rap for a range of purposes as they gain practice with this important language skill.
Best done after finishing a work of fiction, this lesson teaches theme and guides students to create "found poetry" from the work to evoke a theme.
Use this lesson in conjunction with our Language Arts and Writing videos to give students practice writing for a variety of intended audiences and purposes.
Word Up and Writing Skills
Each of our Word Up songs tells a story. Why not combine a Word Up story with one of our reading and writing units? This lesson gives suggestions for how to best pair these resources.
Use Language Arts videos and additional resources at any point during the lesson sequence: to introduce new content, go in depth with a subject, or review at the end of the unit. They are great for bellwork or "Do Nows". Teach middle school ELA? Check out these four recommended implementation schedules.
Map Flocabulary Content to your Yearlong Plan
As you're mapping out your curriculum for the year, explore Flocabulary content that you can use alongside your lessons. You can browse videos, search for topics or use the standards tool to help find the content you need.
Grammar Post-Writing Wrap Up
You may find that students are consistently making the same grammatical errors in their writing. Perhaps some have difficulties with prepositions, and others need to better understand commas. Assign Flocabulary grammar videos after writing to meet your students’ needs.
Connect The Week in Rap to English Language Arts
Nonfiction texts are a large focus for many schools. Because the news is always changing, current events provides new nonfiction texts for your students to read and and write about. Whether you're teaching main idea, commas or tone, The Week in Rap can provide the content you need.
End of Year Writing Review
Have students compare their writing from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Ask them to reflect on how they think their writing has improved. Students can comment on areas of weakness or errors from the beginning of the year and point out the skill they learned to fix it. Ask them to pick a Flocabulary video that relates to a skill they learned and share how they used that skill to improve.