Graphic organizer for students to use for making connections. Graphic organizer is sorted into 3 types: text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world. This PDF may be printed off individually and kept in a file folder for easy access for both teachers and students, or it may be included in an interactive reading comprehension notebook or journal for students (maybe as a Shared Reading tool or part of Reading Workshop). This is also a helpful follow-up activity for guided reading lessons in which "connecting" is the comprehension focus.
HELPFUL TIP: To make this user-friendly for Kindergarten students (and/or those students who are not yet writing) have students DRAW their connections in each space provided on the graphic organizer.