Reading Strategy: Connecting

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Reading Strategy: Connecting

  1. 1. Connecting Link to things you already know about this topic; connect to similar things in your experience.
  2. 2. Connecting helps you understand and remember what you read. How many phone numbers from TV commercials do you memorize? How many friends’ phone numbers do you memorize?
  3. 3. Three types of connection: Text-to-self You read things that remind you of your own experiences . Coded on Post-It: T-S T-S This reminds me of…
  4. 4. Three types of connection: Text-to-text You read things that remind you of other things you’ve read or seen . Coded on Post-It: T-T T-T This reminds me of…
  5. 5. Three types of connection: Text-to-world When you read things that remind you of other things you’ve heard about . Coded on Post-It: T-W T-W This reminds me of…
  6. 6. Strong connections are better than wimpy connections! detailed superficial personal could be anybody “ I remember when we had to put our dog down after he got rabies, just like Travis had to do in Old Yeller . I'm emotionally scarred to this day.” “ I used to have a puppy like that kid Whatshisname in the book.” You obviously read the book. Did you read the book?
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