My students and I like to read books but what’s great is when we can continue our learning through writing. We’ve used many mentor texts over the year to help us be successful with writing. Some of my first grader students read the book Family Pictures by Anna Keys which is part of the Leveled Literacy Intervention program by Fountas and Pinnell. We read the book and used the sentence stem to create our own family books. Each student had a sheet of paper for each family member and they use the sentence stem, This is my _______. When the pages were complete, we then used our binding comb machine to create the finished product. I hope you like our YouTube videos of our oral reading.