Making Connections Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson

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Distance Learning and 1:1 Google Classroom ready: Making Connections is more than simply finding something that the text reminds you of.

4 tips to help your students develop deeper connections instead of thin connections like “this book has a dog and I have a dog…”  

The slideshow lesson is comprehensive, easy to use and includes everything you need for :

  • DISTANCE LEARNING or 1:1 LEARNING in Google Classroom
  • FACE to FACE LEARNING in your real classroom

In this package, you get:

  • the slideshow lesson to walk your students through 4 tips to using the Making Connections strategy, an example of how to use this strategy and how this strategy connects with active reading and 21st century learning skills.
  • a generic Making Connections handout package that can be used with any text. This helps students ask questions before, during, and after reading. 
  • a metacognition handout/reflection questions to help students reflect on the strategy
  • a rubric to assess ideas generated during reading, as well as ideas generated during the metacognition reflection.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This product DOES NOT include a text for students to read! 

The package only includes the Making Connections strategy slideshow lesson and handouts.

It is intended for teachers to use with a novel or text that they are studying in class. 

Reading comprehension strategies like Making Connections help students engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding than just passively reading. 

If you want this product with reading texts, please check out our Reading for Meaning Comprehension Strategies bundle.

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63 slides
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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