Teaching Resource

Making Connections with Text Posters

4 pages|Grades: F - 7

Posters 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?

• This reminds me of something that happened to me… because…
• This part reminds me of…
• This is like the time…
• This character reminds me of myself because…
• What is this similar to in my life?
• This part is very different to my life because…
• Has something like this ever happened to me?

Text to Text:

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

• This book is like… because…
• This character is like… in the book… because…
• This reminds me of the book… because…
• How is this different from other books I’ve read?
• I read about something else like this…

Text to World:

How does the text relate to something from the real world?

• This reminds me of something that happened in the real world…
• I saw something like this when I watched/read…
• This reminds me of something I heard about… because…
• How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world?
• How is this different from things that happen in the real world?

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    • 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 view Elaborations sharing 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...

    • 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 ...

    • 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...

    • 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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    This is great.
    Is it possible to have all the info on one page?
    Also, do you have these for the other strategies?

    Alicia · Jan 1st, 2018

    Jill (Teach Starter)

    Hi Alicia, thank you for your suggestion. Please feel free to request any changes to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above.

    Jill (Teach Starter) · Jan 12th, 2018

    Emma Lenehan

    Love love love these. easy for my Yr 2 children to understand. Thank you

    Emma Lenehan · Apr 10th, 2015

    Tracey Batchelor

    This is great thanks

    Tracey Batchelor · Feb 26th, 2015

    Eleni Liaros

    These are fantastic. Do you have posters like these for the other five strategies?

    Eleni Liaros · Feb 13th, 2015

    Emma Lenehan

    This links in with our reading strategies this year. Thanks

    Emma Lenehan · Nov 10th, 2014

    Ros Te Maari

    Fantastic set of posters linking with six super strategies. Do you have others?

    Ros Te Maari · Jul 30th, 2014

    Jolanda Majstrenko

    Great visuals ! Well done

    Jolanda Majstrenko · Jul 18th, 2014

    Jane Vichidvongsa

    This is awesome! Thanks!

    Jane Vichidvongsa · Jun 1st, 2014

    Thanks Jane!

    · Jun 5th, 2014


    This is excellent thank you!

    Maree · May 19th, 2014

    Thanks Maree!

    · May 21st, 2014

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