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Making Text Connections Unit Resource Common Core

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Making Text Connections

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This English Language Arts unit resource comes with a 2 page introduction that includes a mini-lesson and sentence lead-ins to Making Text Connections. You can chart these resources or use them as handouts. Next we have two visual aid posters, and I also included a notes page. I also have a PowerPoint for sale: MakingTextConnectionsPowerPoint

I have provided Twenty-Eight (28) unique graphic organizers to help you students make all four of the major text connections: Text-to-Text, Text-to-Self, Text-to-World, and Text-to-Media.

Because of the many variations you can choose from a multitude of forms to help differentiate your instruction for ELL/ESL, Special Education, and low-performing students. You can also up the anti with more rigor for students who are exceeding standards. Clearly, you can now cater to your students’ needs by pairing students with the right organizer.

When introducing (or reintroducing) the comprehension strategy, you should use these organizers to focus on a particular book you are studying. It can be a class novel or your students’ independent reading books. You can also use the organizers for group work, 1-to-1 tutoring, guided reading, book clubs, and literature circles. You are only limited by your imagination.

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Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lesons, help your students learn, and make your life easier. Thank you and enjoy! J.D. Whitaker

{{All images used are in the Public Domain}}

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Common Core Anchor Standards>>>>>>>>>>>

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
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On  October 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
The graphic organizers were the same thing just presented in different formats.
On  October 21, 2013James Whitaker answered:
Well of course. There are presented in different formats and thereby are differentiated. Some students cannot work on every type of text connection at the same time or at the sane pace. They need to focus on one aspect at a time. You gear the right form to the right student.
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On  September 29, 2013,  Lisa H. said:
Very useful...common core aligned.
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Thanks and enjoy!
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On  June 7, 2013,  MaryEllen B. said:
Just as described ...perfect for my class!
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Hope your students create some interesting responses!
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This is great!!!!
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Much appreciated -- check out the companion PowerPoint!
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Making Text Connections Unit Resource Common Core
Making Text Connections Unit Resource Common Core
Making Text Connections Unit Resource Common Core
Making Text Connections Unit Resource Common Core