Grade 4 students have been inquiring into the spelling of verbs in the past tense.  Why do some verbs just have an ‘ed’ added and some don’t?  What’s the difference between ‘I was hoping’ and ‘I was hopping’?  In groups we read through a piece of our latest shared book “Because of Winn Dixie” and underlined words with ‘ed’ or ‘ing’ endings to see if we could notice any patterns.  The investigation continues.