A few months later she wrote this story about a cat, using our cat Jake as inspiration.
The Story of Jake. Jake went to lay down. Jake meow. Jake found his milk. He drank and drank.
The interesting thing, as she was drawing the picture she was verbalizing a much more detailed story. I think that's why the pictures are so important. Her creative ability is 100x her written ability. But it is good practice to try to merge the two.
The second page, a lesson a few days later, we again used a cat as inspiration but this time, the cat had to be "crazy." Her story as she was drawing was pretty funny indeed! But this is what she wrote:
The crazy kitty went to bed. The crazy kitty woke up and he went away.
You can also see a progression on the handwriting.
The girl who had a dog. The girl who had a dog had a sweet little (dog.) She fed her meat.
Izzie wrote the entire story by herself while I was in the other room. She sounded it all out. I just translated her spelling afterwards.