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I really like the idea of using storyscape as a way for children to become more interested in reading and creating their stories. Often times, children are so bombarded with writing instruction that they don’t get the freedom to create whatever is on their mind. I also like storyscape because its free and easy to use.

I also enjoyed the article on including phonics instruction with children’s literature. The article was very clear and reminded me of the importance to first read the children a story, and then introduce a phonics lesson. By doing this, children are able to have the story in mind and then apply that phonics skill to what they just learned. It also helpful to read a different story after learning the skill so that children can test out what they just learned. While looking on Pinterest, I found many different phonics activities that are easy to explain and could also be matched with a lesson plan/ literature lesson.