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Last year I began flipping my 5th grade Social Studies class using Dr. Lodge McCammon's FIZZ method. It was very successful and helped improve my students score on TCAP. This year I have been assigned 5th grade ELA. I would like to know if it is possible to flip the ELA class using CCSS? Would you be in favor of a teacher attempting this with a ELA class?

Sep 4, 2013 8:22pm

I have found the 90 minutes I have to teach ELA is wearing me down. This really does not give me enough time to cover all the content. Flipping a class gives the teacher more time to dive deeper. Right now I feel rushed.

  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 5, 2013 3:29am


      It would be ideal if students could spend their 90 minute period on application as opposed to traditional instruction, as you're right - you'll have a hard time fitting it in. How do you currently break up your period? Do you have whole class instruction, guided reading groups, spelling, vocab, language and writing in that one block. If so, what is the most important content for students to work on with your guidance and support. Subjects like spelling can definitely be flipped... so you just need to ask yourself what students would be capable of learning on their own.

      Hope this helps!
      Katie Novak

      • Sep 5, 2013 8:09am

        Neat idea!