These mini-posters of Connection Stems (OR SCHEMA) are designed to help students understand how to apply the comprehension strategy - Making Connections (Schema). It includes Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text and Text-to-World.The questions for each strategy encourage students to think-aloud to help them connect to the text. I have enlarged the posters onto coloured card and laminated them for easy reference during literacy groups.
My students are encouraged to ask the questions to their reading partner as they read their text.
They love this!
I also have them as I read a big book, or modelled text to keep me on track!