Teachers may start Friday mornings with a mini-lesson centered around Flocabulary's "This Week in Rap" video, or they can integrate the weekly news summary into the daily classroom routine to encourage students to consistently stay up to date on current events. Several teaching resources are available on the Flocabulary website.
"This Week in Rap" is posted each Thursday night so the video is readily available to schools and classrooms on Friday morning. Some teachers limit their "This Week in Rap" activities to watching the video and participating in Flocabulary's weekly shout-out contest.
Teachers who want to expand the lesson can find a printable News Investigator worksheet that allows students to choose a story from the video and learn more about it. The Exercise Sequence worksheet, which is available at the end of each video, takes the level of student engagement further with creative thinking activities that boost language skills and incorporate other subjects such as math, geography, social studies and science.
The Flocabulary website provides additional ideas and resources for ways to use "This Week in Rap" in the classroom, including how to use the video more often in the classroom, recommended lesson plans and mini-games. Teachers can also find several ideas to connect "This Week in Rap" to other subjects.