Flipping the classroom is such a hot topic. In the mathematics realm, it nicely fits into the daily routine. The teacher shows some examples in a video, the kids watch it, and you can differentiate your instruction farther than you ever could before.
The linked article is a high school teacher using the flipped classroom to teach vocabulary and language arts instruction. Why can't teachers in the elementary setting do the same in language arts? Create a five minute video demonstrating the skill/strategy.
Flipping the classroom does not have to take place with the mindset that the videos have to be watched at home. Students could watch the videos as soon as they enter class or as you want to begin the lesson. The teacher can then easily differentiate instruction by meeting with small groups of students as the task is already set for the rest of the class.
Here are some links to iPad applications that the teacher can use to accomplish this blended learning model:
Great resources for accomplishing the same task on a laptop:
Camtasia (If you are an East Noble employee, please contact me if interested.)
Snag it (If you are an East Noble employee, please contact me if interested.)