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
This Text Connection Pack is a great way to have students make text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world connections in the classroom. Many students require teacher prompting to make text connections.