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:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

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't find this on the blog (sigh), but it would be pretty easy to make!

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!

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!

Making connections is a simple reading strategy that will help your child remember what he reads. Check out this simple lesson with a free printable!

Making Connections during Reading

Making connections is a simple reading strategy that will help your child remember what he reads. Check out this simple lesson with a free printable!

Teaching students to use their prior knowledge to make connections while reading is so important to aid in comprehension of a text. This Making Connections Poster (also available in color) & Graphic Organizers for Building Background Knowledge and Making Connections are a must have! Perfect for reading comprehension strategies instruction! Includes individual organizers for text to self, text to text, and text to world connections as well.

Use Background Knowledge & Make Connections - Reading Comprehension Strategy

Teaching students to use their prior knowledge to make connections while reading is so important to aid in comprehension of a text. This Making Connections Poster (also available in color) & Graphic Organizers for Building Background Knowledge and Making Connections are a must have! Perfect for reading comprehension strategies instruction! Includes individual organizers for text to self, text to text, and text to world connections as well.

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