Making connections to your novel

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  • 1. Making Connections to your novel Hmmm…what on earth is schema?
  • 2. Is it a prehistoric dinosaur?
  • 3. Is it an Italian movie star?
  • 4. NO!
    • Schema is another word for:
    • MAKING CONNECTIONS!!!
  • 5. We can see 3 types of schema connections to our novels
  • 6.
    • Text to Self
    • This type of connection is made by connecting yourself to the character or book in some way.
    • (I am like Harry Potter because we both wear glasses, and I get in trouble a lot!)
  • 7. Text to Text
    • This type of connection is made by connecting my novel with another book, movie, or TV show.
    • ( Twilight reminds me of this great soap opera when I was young called “Dark Shadows.” It was all about vampires too, but I think Twilight is creepier!)
  • 8. Text to World
    • This type of connection is made by connecting your novel in some way to the wider world .
    • ( The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was about war. Wars are huge events in the world and they affect many people.)
  • 9.
    • If you get stuck, say to yourself:
    • That reminds me of…
    • I’d like to do (see) that!
    • I know somebody like that- Hmmm…
    • I’ve felt like that before…
    • I’ve seen (heard, smelled) that before…
    • I’ve felt what it’s like…
    • This story is like (another text)…
    • I’ve read something like this before…
    • That’s so funny!
    • This is like…
    •