Sometimes kids cannot make personal connections (aka: text-to-self) connections. Therefore, it's necessary to teach kids how to honor the disconnections they have with a text. This scripted minilesson uses Polacco's Mrs. Katz and Tush to help kids talk about disconnections they have with a text. (Examples of disconnections my students had with this book ranged from differences in the what you leave behind at a gravesite to not understanding the inter-generational relationship between Larnel and Mrs. Katz to being perplexed by the large amounts of dishes Mrs. Katz has because she keeps Kosher.)
If you're reading to have your kids do higher-level thinking and make meaning out of things they don't understand, then teach this lesson! (It can be adapted to any other read aloud text.)
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