Seven Habits of Happy Kids and Character Education teachers have the opportunity to make text to character connections in this Text Connection Journal. Along with making the researched based text to text, text to self, and text to world connections, this journal invites students to make a connection to at least one of their 7 habits or other character traits. Each connection includes a prompt. Some prompts are adapted from the Journeys text connection pages and all are written simply in a way that is easy for children to read and understand. These entries are perfect discussion starters for partner sharing or grand conversations. The document is 93 pages because I have duplicated the entries, but have adjusted the character connection for those wanting to use the 7 habits connections, those wanting to use their school's own character words or themes, and those who choose to use the basic three text connections without a character connection. You can choose the format that is right for your class. The stories include "Henry and Mudge", "My Family", "Dogs", "Diary of a Spider", "Teacher's Pet", "Animals Building Homes", "The Ugly Vegetables", "Super Storms", "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes","Jellies", "Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type", "Ah, Music", "Schools Around the World", "Helen Keller", "Officer Buckle and Gloria", "Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble", "Luke Goes to Bat", "My Name is Gabriela", "The Signmaker's Assistant", "Dex:Heart of a Hero", "Penguin Chicks", "Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend", "The Goat in the Rug", "Half-Chicken", "From Seed to Plant", "They Mysterious Tadpole", "The Dog That Dug For Dinosaurs", "Yeh-Shen", "Two of Everything", and "Now and Ben".