This packet is intended to help provide you with visuals that will assist students in developing a deeper understanding of text through making personal and deeper connections. After all, why do we read or even watch a movie? Through learning about the world and others we are able to draw similarities between our own experiences, other experiences we have read about, and furthermore life or worldly experiences. Through this process we build a higher level of awareness which in turn makes us more in tune with what we are watching, reading and the conversations that we are having. In this packet you will find visuals followed by graphic organizers for text to text, text to self and text to world connections.