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.

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!

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

Learning Goal and Success Criteria for Making Connections

I love the idea of posting your learning goal and then calling your "I can statements" Success Criteria

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.

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

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Making Connections to Text

Rios Teaches: Making Connections to Text Freebie. The students will be making connections to what they have just read.

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

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

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