Making Connections Anchor Chart...can't find this on the blog (sigh), but it would be pretty easy to make!

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

Classroom Freebies Too: Making Connections to Text

Making Connections to Text

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.

These are some of my favorite books to teach making connections in the classroom. Click on over to read how I use each book to teach text to self, text to text, and text to world connections!

Read Aloud Books for Making Connections

picture books to teach making connections, text to self connections, text to text connections, text to world connections

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.

Book List for Making Connections: Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World Books | This Reading Mama

Book List for Making Connections

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

The Polar Express Literature Unit and Activities - Use this novel study with your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students this December! It includes story elements, questions, summarizing, character traits, sequencing, making connections, visualization, vocabulary, word search, similes, metaphors, fact or opinion, and much more! Click through for all the details! {second, third, fourth grader}

The Polar Express Literature Unit and Activities - Use this novel study with your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students this December! It includes story elements, questions, summarizing, character traits, sequencing, making connections, visualization, vocabulary, word search, similes, metaphors, fact or opinion, and much more! Click through for all the details! {second, third, fourth grader}

These interactive activities are designed to improve word recognition and  encourage reading comprehension in readers in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Awesome literacy site - "These interactive activities are designed to improve word recognition and encourage reading comprehension in readers in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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.

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

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly?

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