Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10) Reading and Writing 📖📝

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What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!

 

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!

 

Flipgrid in Grades 3-5 Reading and Writing 📖📝

Flipgrid helps students develop their voice and communicate with others while kickstarting a habit of reflection. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Some goals for Reading and Writing in upper elementary include reading with accuracy and fluency across genres as well as developing and strengthening writing to produce arguments, claims, informative/explanatory texts, narratives and opinion pieces. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Apply phonics and word analysis skills

⭐️ Read text with accuracy and fluency to comprehend literature

⭐️ Compare and contrast details in multiple stories and texts

⭐️ Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts across various texts

⭐️ Determine point of view and describe the differences in focus or information provided

⭐️ Write opinion pieces with reasons and explanations

⭐️ Write informative/explanatory texts to share information clearly

⭐️ Write narratives to share real or imagined experiences with descriptive details

⭐️ Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting and trying new approaches

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Grades 3-5 reading and writing Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: 3rd Grade

3rd Grade Book Recommendations  by Heather Marrs: A Topic for readers to share books with others.

How to Write a Personal Narrative for Kids by Bridget Hollingsworth: A Topic to support students with writing introductory paragraphs for personal narratives.

Character Advice by Stacy Farmer: A Topic for sharing advice with literary characters.

🚀 Disco Library: 4th Grade

Opinion Essays by Amanda Allesandro: A Topic for students to share their opinion essays with peers.

4th Grade Narrative Poetry by Heather Negley: A Topic for students to share personal narrative poems.

Irony by Kristin Merrill: A Topic to support students as they study literary elements.

🚀 Disco Library: 5th Grade

Off Stage Characters by Jenny Miltimore: A Topic to share about a character's influence.

Persuasive Writing Introduction by Tim Galles: A Topic for students to share writing and get peer feedback.

Preparing Counterarguments by Jornea Erwin: A Topic to helps students to share counterarguments and ways to address them.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Empowered Learner 1 - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 1C Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3C Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6d Students publish and or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

 

Want even more!? 🤓

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There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with younger learners. Dive in and help your students define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN