ALEX Learning Activity

I Like Myself Chatter Pix Activity

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Leann Bryan
System:Calhoun County
School:Calhoun County Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2332
I Like Myself Chatter Pix Activity
Digital Tool/Resource:
Chatter Pix Kids (iPad App)
Web Address – URL:

In this learning activity, students will draw a self-portrait, write a paragraph about themselves, and using the Chatter Pix app share with their classmates the characteristics they like about themselves. Students will be able to practice conventions of Standard English grammar and usage while speaking and self-respect during this fun and entertaining activity.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Character Education
CE (1995)
Grade: K-12
9 ) Self-respect

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
37 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.1.1]

a. Print all uppercase and lowercase letters. [L.1.1a]

b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns. [L.1.1b]

c. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop). [L.1.1c]

d. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their; anyone, everything). [L.1.1d]

e. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home). [L.1.1e]

f. Use frequently occurring adjectives. [L.1.1f]

g. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because). [L.1.1g]

h. Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives). [L.1.1h]

i. Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward). [L.1.1i]

j. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts. [L.1.1j]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.1.37- Demonstrate standard English grammar when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37a- Print all uppercase and lowercase letters when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37c- Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37f- Use adjectives when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37g- Use the conjunctions and or when writing or speaking.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to demonstrate

  • command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when speaking/
  • self-respect.


  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

After students complete their self-portrait drawing and their writing assignment using this worksheet, students will use the Chatter Pix Kids app by Duck Duck Goose. This app is free. (Here is a short video on how the app works. Students will take a photo of their self-portrait that they colored. Students will then use the Chatter Pix app to draw a line across the mouth of their portrait. After drawing the line, students will read their paragraph using the Chatter Pix app. When finished, the student drawn self-portrait will be reading the paragraph they wrote. Students can save their Chatter Pix videos to their iPad camera rolls.


Assessment Strategies:

Students' Chatter Pix videos will reflect their understanding of the common conventions of Standard English grammar specifically related to their usage of personal pronouns, adjectives, and conjunctions when speaking. The content of each students' writing will reflect their practice of self-respect.  


Advanced Preparation:

It would be best if students were familiar with the children’s book “I like Myself” by Karen Beaumont. Here is a read aloud available on Youtube if you do not have access to the book. (less than 5 minutes).

There is a "During" Activity that accompanies this "After" activity. It can be found here:


Download the Chatter Pix Kids app to your iPad(s). 


Variation Tips (optional):

You can use Chatter Pix for many other assignments. Anything students draw can be made into a Chatter Pix video. 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

Chatter Pix only allows for 30 seconds of audio to a picture. Because of this time limitation, students can easily share iPads if you do not have an iPad for every student. 

  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: adjectives, conjunctions, personal pronouns, selfrespect, speaking, writing