Third 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.

TRIMESTER TWO

Typing Practice

For typing practice, all 3rd graders have Typing Club accounts accessed via Clever. Typing should be assigned for a few minutes for several days in a row. Practicing typing only once a week is not effective.

Google Docs and Writer's Workshop

By third grade, all students should be able to type and draft their writing in Google Docs by the second trimester. For typing practice, all 3rd graders have Typing Club accounts accessed via Clever.

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 and then record up to 30 seconds of their voice. 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

Fairy Tales with Green Screen and DoInk

Need a 3rd grade sample from Jen Johnson.



DoInk Green Screen App:

TRIMESTER THREE

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: