Inspired by Leila Christenbury, this reading supplement is designed to help readers make connections between themselves, the text, other texts, and the world. Along with prompting students to make connections between two of the aforementioned criteria, this supplement also challenges students to think on a higher level as they make connections between themselves, the text, other texts, and the world, which is what Leila Christenbury would call a "Dense Question."
Along with helping students of any age-group get into the habit of making connections, this supplement also fosters rich in-class discussion regarding the themes, subjects, events, and characters in the both fictional and non-fictional texts.
The best part about this material is that it works for any grade!
Please let me know how it goes if you choose to use this worksheet!