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
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
One important comprehension strategy we want readers to use is making connections. There are three kinds of connections readers make before, during or after reading: text to self – This reminds me of my own life… text to text– This reminds me of another b
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!
Mentor texts list for Making Connections - text to self, text to text, and text to world - This Reading Mama
Connecting Math to Student’s Interest
How can you use your student's interests to get them more engaged in math? This blog post has great tips for increasing student engagement and interest in math by making connections to students hobbies, sport activities, and other interests. Great for all