I will use BookFlix
in my 8th grade class for my ELL students. Social Studies is a hard class content & vocabulary wise for ELL students. I have found that BookFlix helps supplement the learning of ELL students by offering them visuals, read along, and easy to follow content. Some of the content is even offered in Spanish which is perfect!
Here is an example of how I'd use this resource.
Lesson: Presidents of the United States
Objectives: Identify our founding fathers and what their contributions were to the United States of America.
Directions: (1) Go to BookFlix
for this assignment. (2) Login using the username 3141sout
and the password is gwood10!
(3) On the BookFlix homepage click "People and Places." (4) For this assignment you will select both Abraham Lincoln and
George Washington, choose which one you will start with and click that icon. (5) Read the biography of the president by clicking "Read the Book," you may choose to have the book read to you by clicking "read along". (6) After you read the biography, learn more about the president by reading the next book by clicking "watch the story". Make sure "read along" has been selected to have captions show up on the screen during the video.
There are many other options for students to explore within each president, this is just a brief overview of how I would get them started with exploring their given topic within BookFlix. I would have worksheets for students to complete based upon the resource they are exploring on BookFlix.