Second Grade Reading


My Goal in SeeSaw

In this introductory activity, students will learn to use the drawing tool. They can start with a blank canvas, draw on top of photos they take, or draw on a template you provide. The drawing tool also allows students to add text labels.

  • As a large group, gather and discuss goals as a class.
  • Give students time to set their own goal and then talk with a partner.
  • After students have chosen a goal, they document it by completing this activity.
  • Click on the activity to save it.

Reading Fluency in SeeSaw

SeeSaw is a fantastic way to capture and share student growth with reading fluency. Parents and students love to hear themselves from the beginning to the end of the year.

Read a Favorite Book with SeeSaw

In Seesaw, students photograph the text being read, then record their reading. Students should listen to themselves before submitting their work.

Fundations in SeeSaw


Use the Chatter Pix App to Show Text Features

Chatterpix is a simple app that allows you to draw a mouth on an image and make it say what you have recorded. Recordings are limited to one minute. Save the recording to the camera roll and then upload to SeeSaw to share.

  • In this activity, students take pictures of different text elements, TOC, for example, and then speak in the first person to explain.

Student Sample:

Directions for How to Use Chatterpix with this Activity


Describe Elements of a Story

Students utilize online reading resources and then snap a photo of an element of the story or text. Then they record themselves describing that text element.

SeeSaw at Open House!

  • Put iPads or Chromebooks out at Open House so that students can complete this activity with their family.
  • Post this Activity in advance with a note to parents so that they can do the activity from home if they are unable to attend Open House.
  • If you prefer to have families use their phones, then have students make a journal post that families could leave a comment on and simply print out the QR codes to student assignments. Directions are below.

Here are some helpful tips as you end your school year with SeeSaw and get ready for Open House: