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In what ways can we make connections to text?
There are three kinds of connections readers make before, during, or after reading:
- text to self, which could sounds like: This reminds me of my own life…
- text to text, which could sounds like: This reminds me of another book I’ve read/movie I’ve watched…
- text to world, which could sounds like:
What is making connections to a text?
Making connections is a critical reading comprehension strategy that helps students make meaning of what they are reading. When students make connections to the texts that they are reading, it helps them to make sense of what they read, retain the information better, and engage more with the text itself.
What are the activities strategies that can be used when using making connections?
The seven activities outlined below can be used together or separately, depending on time and student abilities.
- Text Connections Anchor Chart.
- Text Connections Graphic Organizer.
- Text Connections Bookmarks.
- Text Connections Sticky Notes.
- Text Connections Worksheets.
- Text Connections Tracker.
- Text Connections Link-Up Activity.
How do you introduce a connection?
How to Teach Making Connections
- Introduce the strategy and explain why it’s important. “Readers use strategies to help them understand what they read.
- Model, model, model. Read the text aloud and model your thinking out loud.
- Let students practice with guidance.
- Share connections.
Which is the best example of a text-to-self connection?
Text-to-self connections are highly personal connections that a reader makes between a piece of reading material and the reader’s own experiences or life. An example of a text-to-self connection might be, “This story reminds me of a vacation we took to my grandfather’s farm.”
How are students supposed to make connections with text?
Making connections is linking what the students read, to what they already know. This strategy helps students comprehend text, by activating their prior knowledge and making meaning of what they read. Debby Draper (2012) suggests questions that students may ask themselves as they read to help them make connections with the text.
What’s the best way to make connections in reading?
During reading, model a connection you are making to the text, then pair students up and have them discuss the connections they can make to the text. Draw attention to how different students make different connections. As you read, record some of the students’ connections on a whiteboard or digital device.
Do you make connections between your world and your text?
Text-to-world connections are just as they sound—you need to make connections to the world around you. And even though sometimes we all feel like the world centers around us, when you make text-to-world connections, you shouldn’t only focus only on your world. The world can be anything from life inside your dorm room to life in another country.
What are the benefits of making authentic text connections?
Making authentic connections with the text deepens understanding and increases the probability of retention. Taken a step further, each type of text connection has a specific purpose and benefit.