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:)
Writing coffee with the "coffee cup stains" is nice. The original stain that makes the "C" was probably enlarged to create the "f", overlaid to create the "e". The nice brown color that remind us of real coffee stain.