The students in my junior high school are very diverse. 51% of the student population is classified in the poverty area. Many of the students are here because their parents work in the factories in town. However, many of the families are supporting multiple children, often not their own. Some of my students live with grandparents, aunts, and uncles, or are from single-parent families.
These students come from very different backgrounds and have a range of learning styles.
Because of this, the ability to practice grammar at that pace helps tremendously with differentiation.
The school I teach at is low-income with very little resources and funding from the surrounding taxpayers. Because of this, I have to supply my own class set of novels for teaching reading skills and standards. We read The Watson's Go to Birmingham each year to teach figurative language and the change of the individuals. The novel The Things They Carried will be used in literature circles and be used in our unit on honor.
Along with reading, grammar and vocabulary are large skills my students are lacking in.
The subscription to Flocabulary will give my students one more avenue to review these skills they are lacking in. The students will be able to review skills at their own pace and rewatch videos as many times as needed for comprehension. Flocabulary also helps with science and math standards to aid in differentiation in the classroom.
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