Let's Make a Book uses bookmaking patterns and stories to begin authorship. The ultimate goal of a creative writing program is to develop independent authorship. The following bookmaking patterns and story frames may be used as a stepping stone towards working and writing independently. Photocopy the pages onto coloured bond paper for added effect. Construction paper can be used for front and back covers. Set up a Bookmaking Centre, equipped with bookmaking patterns, scissors, glue, construction paper, plain and lined paper and library pockets and cards. Patterns include: My Kitty, Where's Dasher?, I Like the Night, Up in a Rocket, Hats!, My Sheep Book, In My Mitten, My Magic Runners, Cats!, and A Chicken Story. This Big Books lesson provides a teacher and student section with big book patterns and assembly to create a well-rounded lesson plan.