I have used these connection cards with my 4th, 5th and 6th students for the last 3 years. They are amazing. If you are looking to start up literature circles in your classroom this is a great and easy way to get started. The connection cards are dozens of questions to give to students so they can respond to the text. My groups complete 3 things during their time with their group. They read the selected text together, complete their individual jobs ( See Literature Circle- Jobs) and then respond to one connection card. After I have set up a schedule for the students to follow in which to read the book, the circles run themselves.