Explore sentence fluency and the rhythm it creates with new readers. Learners will listen to the language patterns in Is your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino. They will compose lyrics to a song for a class book entitled Mary Saw a Little Llama. Phonemic awareness is the focus of a mini-lesson plan counting syllables and choosing words to fit the pattern of the tune "Mary had a little Lamb." Each child writes and illustrates a page for the book using a favorite animal.