Making connections is an important reading strategy. Making connections, also known as developing schema, enhances understanding. Proficient readers and writers connect to the world around them by building schema through prior knowledge and personal experiences. Good readers use their background and experiences to connect to text in a personal way (text-to-self). Good readers also connect to the world around them by connecting what they read to real-world experiences (text-to-world) and make connections between text (text-to-text). 

 

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 Trade Books for Making Connections (Reading Lady)

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Schema Poster (Oxford Elementary)

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 Speech Bubble

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 Stop-N-Tell

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 Five Senses Graphic Organizer

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 Text-to-Self Connections

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 Text-to-Text Connections

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Anchor Chart: Connections (Kirb Literacy)

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