Making Connections Activities & Worksheets | Reading Comprehension Activities

Tiffany Gannon
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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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  1. Looking to enhance your comprehension instruction with engaging and memorable activities? This BUNDLE contains all of my reading comprehension units, which are full of activities, crafts, and NO PREP graphic organizers to introduce and practice these comprehension skills and strategies in a way your
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Are you in need of fun, engaging activities that enhance and improve your students' reading comprehension? These making connections activities and graphic organizers are low prep and are perfect for creating a learning experience for your students. Use these making connections activities, crafts, posters, anchor charts, worksheets, and more to transform your reading comprehension instruction!

Making connections is an essential strategy that our young readers need in able to adequately and effectively comprehend. Students can use prior knowledge to make connections to the text to have a deeper understanding of what they are reading. This resource of activities, graphic organizers, and crafts can be used with any texts you already have (no texts included) and has a super fun LIGHTBULB THEME. Making a connection is like having a lightbulb moment! This packet is great to use in cooperative, whole group, and small group settings.

This resource includes:

  • Posters and an Anchor Chart
  • What's the Connection? Opening Activity
  • Making Connections Case File Activity, Directions, and Graphic Organizer
  • Connection Maker Badges and Bookmarks
  • Text to Self Lightbulb Craft
  • Text to Text Craft
  • Text to World Craft
  • Connection Chains Activity for your whole group lesson
  • Printable Resources
    • Lightbulb Connections Text to Self Graphic Organizer
    • Text to Text Connection Graphic Organizer
    • Text to World Connection Graphic Organizer
    • Lightbulb Hat
    • Interactive Notebook Tabs
    • Making Connections Mini Booklet
    • Flapbook

  • Exit Tickets (3 different versions)
  • Brown Bag Book Club Activity with Fiction and Nonfiction Discussion Cards

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.


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