Teaching Resource

Making Connections with Text Poster

Free on Plus | 1 page (PDF)|Grades: F - 7

A poster showing the concepts of text to self, text to text and text to world.

Text to Self:

How does the text relate to something from your life?

  • What does this text remind me of in my life?
  • What is this text similar to in my life?
  • How is this text different from my life?
  • Has something from this text ever happened to me?
  • What were my feelings when I read this text?

Text to Text:

How does the text connect to another story you have read?

  • What does this text remind me of in another book?
  • How is this text similar to other things I’ve read?
  • How is this text different from other books I’ve read?
  • Have I read about something similar to this text?

Text to World:

How does the text relate to the world around you?

  • What does this text remind me of in the real world?
  • How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world?
  • How is this text different from things that happen in the real world?
  • How does the text relate to the world around me?

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1582

    Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiencesElaborationsdiscussing characters from books and films and whether these are life-like or imagina...

  • ACELT1603

    Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of viewElaborationssharing and discussing students’ own and others’ understanding of the effects of particular literary techniques on their appreciation of t...

  • ACELT1613

    Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contextsElaborationsrecognising the influence our different historical, social and cu...

  • ACELY1679

    Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...

  • ACELY1660

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsusing ...

  • ACELY1670

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structuresElaborationsmaking connections between the ...

  • ACELY1680

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students own experie...

  • ACELY1713

    Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital textsElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students’ own experience or oth...

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So great to have a summary to add to my Reading Folder / Poster Display and as always the creativity of it.

Zuriette Du Plessis · May 20th, 2018

Hi Zuriette,
It’s always a pleasure to read your positive comments. You are very welcome and I am glad we could help.

Kristian · May 22nd, 2018

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