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Making Connections with Text Posters

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4 pages|Suitable for Grades: F - 2 - Upper

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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