Second Grade Writing

TRIMESTER ONE

Publish Writing in SeeSaw

SeeSaw is a fantastic way to capture and share student growth in writing. Parents and students love to see the growth from the beginning to the end of the year.

Record Writer's Workshop in SeeSaw

This is a great activity to do right after students finish writing a story.

  • Students take a photo of their writing and tap the microphone to read their writing.
  • This makes it easy for you to see and hear how your emergent writers are connecting letters, sounds, concepts of print, voice, and reading.
  • Click on the activity to save it.

How To Books with the Shadow Puppet App

Shadow Puppet is an app that allows the user to create mini-slideshow movies. It's a great option if you'd like to hear students record their voices as they read several pages of text. Shadow Puppet movies are easily shared to Seesaw.

Student Sample - need 2nd grade how-to sample here

naomi first grade hermit crabs.mp4

TRIMESTER TWO

Publishing Writing with Chatterpix

Chatterpix is a fun app that allows students to make any character "talk" in their voice. Students can upload their own images or drawings, or they can use Chatterpix's library of avatars. It's a fun way to practice fluency and publish writing. Chatterpix can easily be added by students to their SeeSaw Journals from the iPad Camera Roll.

Chatterpix example.mp4

TRIMESTER THREE

Unit 5 Writer's Workshop on Lab Reports????

  • Talk to Carolyn and 2nd grade Ts.

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: