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Can't teach "connections" but if they are able to cite evidence from the text that made them make the connection...Then I could use this.

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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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Text to Text Connections with Mo's Mustache and a freebie!

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Each of my students gets a copy of this chart to place in their reader's notebook. I hope you find it useful in your classroom to help your students make MEANINGFUL connections.

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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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from Thank God It's First Grade!

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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from classroomfreebiestoo.com

Making Connections to Text

Classroom Freebies Too: Making Connections to Text

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from This Reading Mama

Book List for Making Connections

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

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