We are learning about making connections in reading. The
first connection is Text to Self. You make a Text to Self connection by
reading a book, any book really. So have you picked out your book.
Yes? Now compare the book to your life. Here is an example, let’s
say your book is Two Bad Ants.
These ants are mischievous, and if you have been mischievous too then
you can make connections to this book. Making connections helps us
better understand what we are reading.
The next connection is Text to Text. In this connection you
are trying to make connections between two stories that you have read.
In the books, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and The Pain and the Great One,
the brothers are both similar. They tease their sisters and get into
arguments. Our read aloud book in class also connects to these two
books. It is called Snot Stew.
The two cats are brother and sister. They fight and argue all the
time. Making connections between books, helps us with our understanding
of the stories.
The final connection is Text to World. These stories are
usually informational texts or non-fiction stories. In these stories
you might learn about a real-life event, something on the news, or
something that happened in history. We read The Wall,
which is about the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Several of my
classmates know someone who has served in the Army or Air Force. They
had a lot of Text to World connections.
We hope you have learned a little bit more about making connections when you read.