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Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

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Making Connections during Reading

Making connections is a simple reading strategy that will help your child remember what he reads. Check out this simple lesson with a free printable!

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Read Aloud Books for Making Connections

These are some of my favorite books to teach making connections in the classroom. Click on over to read how I use each book to teach text to self, text to text, and text to world connections!

Making Connections Activity: 36 Making Connections Task Cards (Clip and Flip)

Making Connections 'Clip and Flip' Cards contains 36 self-correcting cards to help students practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. There are 4 different types of making connections questions covered by these cards.

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Each of my students gets a copy of this chart to place in their reader's notebook. I hope you find it useful in your classroom to help your students make MEANINGFUL connections.

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