Integration Doc: Flipgrid in PreK-2 (Ages 3-7) 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 apps. 

Flipgrid in PreK-2 Reading and Writing 📖📝

Flipgrid helps younger learners 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! Here’s just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Print concepts and early writing skills (BASIC)
⭐️ Phonics and fluency (BASIC)
⭐️ Retelling (BASIC)
⭐️ Tackling complex ideas (ADVANCED)
⭐️ Learning multiple meaning words (ADVANCED)
⭐️ Synthesizing multiple texts (ADVANCED)

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 PreK-2 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: PreK - Kindergarten

Letter Show by Brittany King: A Topic to help young students practice letter sound correspondence.

The Grouchy Ladybug by Lucretia Anton: A Topic with Response to Lit activities that supports text connections.

Rhymes with Bat by Tami Greenwood: A Topic to help young students practice rhyming words.

🚀 Discovery Library: 1st Grade

Me as a Reader by Katelyn Callahan: A Topic for readers to set goals and reflect on themselves as readers.

5 Finger Retell by Amanda Gilchrist: A Topic for retelling and sharing story elements and details from the text.

Story Elements: Characters by Lauren Noye: A Topic for sharing about memorable book characters.

🚀 Discovery Library: 2nd Grade

Book Commercials by Amanda Alessandro: A Topic for making book recommendations for peers.

Text Connections by Tim Price: A Topic for making text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.

Discussion Sparks by Stephanie Deskin: A Topic for reading reflections and topics to spark discussions about the text.

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

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. 6C: Students publish 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 younger learners. Dive in and help your students define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of their peers. We are here to support you!


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