- Use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information)
- Any books from the I Spy series by Jean Marzollo
- Photographs by Walter Wick
- Chart paper
Step 1: Read aloud an I Spy book as a class.
Step 2: Make a list of the rhyming words on chart paper. Make a separate list of adjectives on a new piece of chart paper.
Step 3: Talk about the use of commas in the book.
Step 4: Explain to students that they will be creating an iPhoto book using photos of object collages, word collages, or shape or number collages.
Step 5: Have students arrange their objects into a collage, then take a digital photo of the collage. Repeat this for each page or have a class book with a page for each student.
Step 6: Import the photos into iPhoto and organize in an album. Create a book from this album.
Step 7: Have students write the words for their pages. Help them follow the rhyming pattern of the I Spy books using the word lists of rhyming words and adjectives as a guide.
Supporting All Learners
When students use a digital camera, remind them to use the strap on the camera to prevent dropping it. If students hold their breath while taking a photo, there is a better chance that the photo won't be blurry.
Learn about Walter Wick's behind-the-scenes processes.