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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.

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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!

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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}

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Read Aloud Books for Making 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!

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Before I get into the books, here is a mini anchor chart I put together to use when talking about the different ways to connect to a text.

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Making Connections

Why make connections? http://www.julieballew.com/A_Literate_Life/Photos/Pages/Anchor_Charts.html

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