There they are…..sweet little attentive listeners. You are talking about something that is happening in the story and you ask a question. So many hands go up. You pick an eager hand-raiser. And that sweet little attentive listener gives you the most off-topic, random comment that you can imagine.
Did that little one make a text-to-self connection?
In my opinion, the reading strategy of ‘Making Connections’ needs to be taught. True connections are not the same as random thoughts that pop into our heads. I have created a simple set of pictured task cards to intentionally model and ‘think-aloud’ the process of making a true connection.
Writing pages are included for those students who are ready to write down their connections. Take a look at the complete product here.
Do you have any special ways to teach our little ones how to make connections with the story?
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