2. Some of the Language…
2.RI.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold
print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to
locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
2.W.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of
digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in
collaboration with peers.
2.W.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read
a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record
2.SL.5 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or
other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when
appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
3. New software found in both
What is it?
Pixie is software that 2nd graders can use to write, paint
pictures, and tell stories. Pixie provides a fun way for students
to explore and respond to curriculum topics related to the
4. With Pixie, you can make
books, video, audio
recordings, comics just to name a few
Pixie offers many templates for you
to use that not only reinforces skills
from the classroom, but it also gives
students computer practice.
-Create non-fiction books
-Book Talk video or podcast
-Vocabulary trading cards
-Collaborative writing projects
-- Vocabulary dictionaries
-Word problem book with
-Math in the real world
- Math Stories
5. Things to keep in mind:
1. Always storyboard your story before you even enter the
2. Collect pictures based on the storyboard. Images found on
the Pixie site are free to use without citing.
3. Make sure students save to their Documents, then export
project how you need it.
4. Don’t forget the wonderful group work function on Pixie so
students can work collaboratively.
5. My website has a lot of resources on Pixie.