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Reading Skills: Making Connections

These sites provide various activities involving the reading stragey with connections to text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world. Includes modeling scenarios as well as interactive activities for teachers.


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This site from Wisconsin Education Communication Board features interactive activities to teach questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluation, and synthesizing. Videos model teaching lessons.
Here is a strategy guide to learn how to model the three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world). Students then use the strategies to look for their own personal connections to a text. Three downloadable posters describing the connections are available.
This PDF helps students connect to the texts they are reading.
Learn more about the following reading comprehension strategies: making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, evaluating, and synthesizing. NOTE: This site includes ads.
See this series of seven lessons provides independent activities to engage students in making connections to text. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This lesson provides strategies for students to make personal connections to text by using "Thank You, Mr. Falker". Response journals may be used for recording student connections to the character and themes in the book.
This lesson uses "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson" to teach reading strategies of text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world. An extension activity is given.
In this activity, students are engaged with picture books about families to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections by reading and responding to those books.
Use this article for teaching examples of modeling text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world strategies. Several student activities are provided.
This site provides information on six comprehension strategies and activities for students. NOTE: This site contains ads.

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