In your independent reading book, locate a page of text where you can see at least one example of a base word that has the -es suffix attached. Use your device camera to take a photo of it to add to your camera roll. Next, follow the directions below: >Click the Add button. >Go to Camera Roll. Choose the booksnap photo with the -es suffix example. >Click the green check. >Go to the Drawing Tool. Circle the example you found in the booksnap. >Click the green check. >Go to the Label Tool. Make a "word equation"* to show how -es connects with the base word. >Click the green check. >Click the final green check to submit your booksnap to me! *Use the "word equation" model in this activity to help you.
1. I like this activity because it shows me who understands the difference between adding s, adding es and adding s to a base word that ends in silent e. It seems so simple, but when you're just learning how to spell and you've only just learned about the silent e rule the year before, there's a LOT of learning that has to take place to see the difference between them all. 2. I always have my kids take their photos with their device first so that it is saved in their camera roll. That way, if there's an issue or a problem, we can always go back and retrieve the photo. Whereas, if the kids use the camera tool, if/when there's a problem or we need to delete the photo for some reason, we have to go through the whole picture-taking process all over again. The less time we spend taking photos, the more time we have to spend on discussing what is IN the photos. :)