Ms. Yanez's third-grade students at LVI read their parents books they created for class.

As part of an ELA project, Locust Valley Intermediate School third grade students in Ms. Yanez’s class recalled memorable events in their lives and used those times as the inspiration to create original books. Through the lesson, the students learned how to add dialogue, insert transition words and utilize figurative language to give their writing some additional details. The classmates also peer edited each other’s stories before reading their final versions out loud. Once completed, the students had the chance to read their books to visiting family members in class.