Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:)  I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains.

Classroom Freebies Too: Making Connections to Text

Making Connections to Text

Making Connections are just one of many important reading comprehension strategies to practice over and over with your students.  These making connections graphic organizers, poster, and activities will keep your students engaged in actively making connections!

Use Background Knowledge & Make Connections - Reading Comprehension Strategy

Making Connections are just one of many important reading comprehension strategies to practice over and over with your students. These making connections graphic organizers, poster, and activities will keep your students engaged in actively making connections!

Making Connections 'Clip and Flip' Cards contains 36 self-correcting cards to help students practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. There are 4 different types of making connections questions covered by these cards.

Making Connections Activity: 36 Making Connections Task Cards (Clip and Flip)

Making Connections 'Clip and Flip' Cards contains 36 self-correcting cards to help students practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. There are 4 different types of making connections questions covered by these cards.

Last week, I began reviewing the comprehension strategy: making connections (mainly text to self).  This strategy is essential to enha...

Last week, I began reviewing the comprehension strategy: making connections (mainly text to self). This strategy is essential to enha...

FREEBIE! Making Connections Graphic Organizer!

Graphic organizer for making text connections. This helps students make real life connections from what they are reading to themselves, the world, or other texts/media they have read or seen.

guided reading activities for kindergarteners-- making connections

Love this comprehension worksheet that can be on the board, or on clipboards for individual students to work through while doing guided reading.

Making Connections - A display to show connections to your read-alouds

Reading Strategies: Connecting & Visualizing

*Teaching Maddeness*: Reading Strategies: Connecting & Visualizing Making connections

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly? -- great reminders for classroom teachers: visuals, graphic organizers, sentence frames, etc.

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly?

minilessons for readers workshop with examples - These are great for the beginning of the year because there is some guidance for responses.

(Text Connections) minilessons for readers workshop with examples - These are great for the beginning of the year because there is some guidance for responses.

Reading Strategies anchor chart for making connections.  Text to text; text to world; text to self

Making Connections Anchor Chart: Can be shown in a different way for upper grades. Still a good basic chart to remind students as they read. Anchor charts are a main element of a literacy-rich classroom

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