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Making Connections to your novel Hmmm…what on earth is schema?
Is it a prehistoric dinosaur?
Is it an Italian movie star?
NO! <ul><li>Schema is another word for: </li></ul><ul><li>MAKING CONNECTIONS!!! </li></ul>
We can see 3 types of schema connections to our novels
<ul><li>Text to Self </li></ul><ul><li>This type of connection is made by connecting  yourself  to the character or book i...
Text to Text <ul><li>This type of connection is made by connecting my novel with another  book, movie, or TV show. </li></...
Text to World <ul><li>This type of connection is made by connecting your novel in some way to the  wider world . </li></ul...
<ul><li>If you get stuck, say to yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>That reminds me of… </li></ul><ul><li>I’d like to do (see) th...
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Making connections to your novel

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Making connections to your novel

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

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