Presentation on theme: "Ashley Brown Westwood Elementary, 2005"— Presentation transcript:
1Ashley Brown Westwood Elementary, 2005 Making ConnectionsAshley Brown Westwood Elementary, 2005
2What are Connections?Connections are links that readers can make between what they are reading and things they already know about.
3Why should we make connections? Good readers make connections to better understand what they are reading.
4How 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~ Types of Connections ~ Text – to – SelfText – to - TextText – to - World
6Connection: 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.
7Connection: 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.
8Connection: 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.
9Response 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.
10Ways to Start your Connections … “That reminds me of … ““Remember when … ““This is like … ““This character makes me think of …”“This setting reminds me of … “
11The Best School Year Ever ~ Let’s Practice ~Our Text:The Best School Year Everby: Barbara Robinson