Flocabulary's 'The Year In Rap' Sums Up 2012 in 2-1/2 MinutesJoslyn Gray
One of my 11-year-old twins could not wait to share this with me, and she thought I should share it with you guys, too. When there’s a few extra minutes available, her sixth-grade English teacher shows the class videos from the educational website Flocabulary.
Sometimes they watch the site’s weekly “Week in Rap” news re-caps, and sometimes they just watch fun, vocabulary-boosting videos. And now all four of my kids are addicted to this website. One fave: “We’re the Piglets,” a hip-hop retelling of “The Three Little Pigs” that incorporates vocab words likely to show up on fourth-grade state assessments: address, eager, entrance, increase, mistrust, resist, sole, sturdy, survive and threat.
Subscriptions are needed to access the site’s entire library, but Flocabulary also has plenty of free videos to watch. They also have a YouTube channel which is frequently updated. Besides vocab and current, the site has raps for math, social studies, science and Language Arts (“The Pit and the Pendulum” rap, anyone?).
(Photo Credit: YouTube/Flocabulary)
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