Start your emerging readers and writers with individual shape-books and optional sentence frames to work towards independent authorship. The ultimate goal of a creative writing program is to develop independent authorship. These bookmaking patterns can be used as a stepping stone. The story frames encourage a creative written and illustrated response. Patterns include: Every Body Needs a Home, Haunted House, My Pumpkin, Bunny Bunny Bunny, My Friendship Book, The Story of Tad, Busy as a Bee, and Are You a Butterfly. This Big Books lesson provides a teacher and student section with bookmaking patterns to create a well-rounded lesson plan.