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Making ConnectionsMaking Connections
Ashley BrownAshley Brown
Westwood Elementary, 2005Westwood Elementary, 2005
What are Connections?
• Connections are links that readers
can make between what they are
reading and things they already ...
Why should we make
connections?
• Good readers make connections to
better understand what they are
reading.
How do readers make
connections?
• Good readers use their own
background knowledge and prior
experiences to make connectio...
~ Types of Connections ~
• Text – to – Self
• Text – to - Text
• Text – to - World
Connection:
Text – to - Self
• These are connections that readers
make between the text (what you are
reading) and their o...
Connection:
Text – to - Text
• These are connections that readers make
between the text they are reading and
other texts t...
Connection:
Text – to - World
• These are connections that readers make
between the text and the bigger issues,
events, or...
Response Options for
Sharing Connections …
• Verbal Reponses –
The reader would discuss the connections
they made with a t...
Ways to Start your
Connections …
“That reminds me of … “
“Remember when … “
“This is like … “
“This character makes me
thi...
~ Let’s Practice ~
Our Text:
The Best School Year Ever
by: Barbara Robinson
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Making connections

  1. 1. Making ConnectionsMaking Connections Ashley BrownAshley Brown Westwood Elementary, 2005Westwood Elementary, 2005
  2. 2. What are Connections? • Connections are links that readers can make between what they are reading and things they already know about.
  3. 3. Why should we make connections? • Good readers make connections to better understand what they are reading.
  4. 4. How do readers make connections? • Good readers use their own background knowledge and prior experiences to make connections. • There are 3 different ways that a reader can make connections …
  5. 5. ~ Types of Connections ~ • Text – to – Self • Text – to - Text • Text – to - World
  6. 6. Connection: Text – to - Self • These are connections that readers make between the text (what you are reading) and their own past experiences and/or background knowledge.
  7. 7. Connection: Text – to - Text • These are connections that readers make between the text they are reading and other texts the reader has read before. • Other kinds of texts might include books, poems, scripts, songs, or anything written. • You could even include movies or television shows that you have seen before.
  8. 8. Connection: Text – to - World • These are connections that readers make between the text and the bigger issues, events, or concerns of society. • To make these types of connections the reader must think about what is going on in the world around them.
  9. 9. Response Options for Sharing Connections … • Verbal Reponses – The reader would discuss the connections they made with a text aloud with others in a group. • Written Responses – The reader would write the connections they could make with a text down on a sheet of paper or in a response journal.
  10. 10. Ways to Start your Connections … “That reminds me of … “ “Remember when … “ “This is like … “ “This character makes me think of …” “This setting reminds me of … “
  11. 11. ~ Let’s Practice ~ Our Text: The Best School Year Ever by: Barbara Robinson

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