Lesson Plan

Practicing Fluency on SeeSaw

Students Writing, Reading, and Recording
Melissa W.
Classroom teacher
Holly Hills Elementary School
Denver, CO
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My Grades K, 2, 3
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to demonstrate reading with a one to one word match as they record themselves on SeeSaw.


Standards meet with this lesson:

Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).




English Language Arts
reading fluency
letter or word recognition
writing clearly
Grades K
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

We will begin the lesson by showing a video to students. On this video students will see the following:  A recording of myself and my co-teacher reading our opinion writing pieces. As we read we will model pointing to our words. I will let students know that this is what they will be working on over the next week. I believe that this will create excitement and enthusiasm for the lesson.


2 Direct Instruction

We will show and discuss the following learning objective with students: Kindergarten students will be able to record themselves on SeeSaw reading their opinion writing while pointing to each word.

3 Guided and Independent Practice

My co-teacher and I will review instructions and facilitate guided practice. We will accomplish this by placing an iPad under the document camera and walking around supporting students as they attempt to follow the directions they have been given.

First, the  teachers will pass out one iPad per student. In addition, students will be provided with a QR code sheet to share at their tables.

Third, the teachers will then open up an iPad to model under the document camera for students. As one teacher is modeling how to use the QR code to log-in the other teacher will walk around and make sure students are successfully completing the tasks. If there is an issue then both teachers will walk around supporting student needs, so that the class can move on as a group.

Fourth, once the students are logged-in we will pass around the opinion writing that is to be submitted into SeeSaw.

4 Guided and Independent Practice

During these steps we will tell students that mistakes are a sign that they are learning and focus on being flexible when learning something new. As we teach the lesson we will show one step at a time and make sure that each step is successfully met before moving to the next by the class.

First, the student will take a picture of their writing piece which includes their drawn picture and save it to the camera roll.

Second, the student will open up SeeSaw and find the picture in his/her camera roll.

Third the student  will press the record button and read their writing while pressing underneath each word that they read. 

Fourth the student  will press their name and submit it on SeeSaw.

5 Wrap-up

When all students have submitted we will watch a few of the submissions each day until everyone has had a chance to share and be applaud for their work. This will honor the hard work that students have done.

As we share the videos with the class we will revisit and review our objective (listed below) to make sure that we  all understand and met our objective. In addition, we will share these videos with parents. 


Kindergarten students will be able to record themselves on SeeSaw reading their opinion writing while pointing to each word.