We have a growing word family caterpillar on our classroom wall to document some of the word families we've studied in SWR. Until now, I've been the one to write to words after students make suggestions for what should be included on the caterpillar section. Last week, students worked in teams to complete a word family for the caterpillar, and THEY wrote the words. I saw some phenomenal teamwork in effect--students worked together to generate words and to write them on with dry erase markers. They are now proudly attached to our very long word family caterpillar. I will take a photo of that soon--I forgot to do that for this post.