Making connections is sometimes hard for students to do. Using this activity will encourage students to see that making connections from their own lives to different stories is really easy and lends itself to better understanding. A Literature Bag is a small bag "book bag" (usually a lunch sack size but can be bigger)that is used as a tool to help students make connections with real-life objects in their own lives to a story or text. Activity pack includes:
*Step by step instructions on how to conduct a Literature Bag within a reading group, literature circle or whole class setting
* Story Elements Printable for bag
* Character Card Printable for bag
* Written Response Sheet
* Parent Letter
This project can be done in the classroom or sent home as a homework assignment.