The other day, the students were sorting their spelling words based on the sound of e in the words. We have read through all of the words and then talked about the meanings of the words that they didn't know. I noticed one boy was just sitting and looking at a word. I thought he was spacing out, so I decided to just check in. I asked him what he was doing.
He replied, "I took a picture of this word, but I can't find it." And for those of you who don't know...we take mental pictures of words that we learn so they can move into our lexical system (thanks to Ellin Oliver Keene). He was trying to find that picture in his mind to say the word...LOVE HIM!