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

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

Are you new to Flipgrid? Get Started Here.

Here are the basics: When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Topic for your learning community. Topics are discussion prompts that your students respond to with short videos. Students then Record a Response and post their video or view and Add a Comment to one another’s Responses.

Groups are a great way for educators to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of learners. Invite your students to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.

Flipgrid is available on the web or via our iOS or Android app. 

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 Discovery 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!

🚀 Discovery 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.

🚀 Discovery 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.

🚀 Discovery 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!? 🤓

💥 Join Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma for a LIVE Professional Development session. View upcoming dates and times!

💥 Join the #FlipgridForAll educator community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn from colleagues and peers around the world!

💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with learners in reading and writing. Dive in and help your students define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of others. We are here to support you!


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