Practice making connections while reading a piece of text with this graphic organizer.
Making connections is a critical reading comprehension strategy that not only helps students make meaning of what they are reading but also helps them engage more with the text itself.
Use this worksheet as a recording sheet for your students to note the connections they make with a text. Students will record a quote or summary from a text they are reading. Then, they must note a text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connection they can make with their noted quote or summary.
Why not use the Making Connections Worksheet as a reading log for your students to complete each night when they read? They choose a quote from that night’s reading and fill in a line! It can also be filled out together as a class during a class read-aloud. Simply project the worksheet on your dry-erase board and fill out the lines as you go!
This resource was created by Madison Schmalz-Barrett, a teacher in California and a Teach Starter Collaborator.