The following download includes four worksheets that I have designed to help me work through making connections with my students. I have also included my ‘text – to – self’ connections sheets (adapted versions) that I designed specifically for Oliver Button Is a Sissy and What Are You So Grumpy About?, just in case you want to do these books. I thought you might find these sheets helpful.
There are lots of references on line for stories to read with your students to help them make different connections. One of the hardest things I find about teaching students to make connections is finding texts that all students can connect to when I am guiding them towards understanding connections. I have also made a very short list for you of some of the books that I have found work well for me and my students as we make learn to make connections.
Obviously, there are so many wonderful books that can help you introduce your students to making connections. I think the worksheets included in this download can be used with any book you choose. The important thing, I have found is that as with any new concept, scaffolding student’s learning, lots of group and partner discussions, and using a gradual release of responsibility is key to their success.
Included in this download is:
- A short list of books I use to teach the three connections
- A worksheet for using with text-to-self connections
- A worksheet for using with text-to-text connections
- A worksheet for using with text-to-world connections
- A worksheet for using when choosing one of the three types of connections
- A worksheet for using when making text-to-self connections with Oliver Button Is a Sissy
- A worksheet for using when making text-to-self connections with What Are You So Grumpy About?
Making Connections Worksheets To Use With Different Books
by clare haagensen
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License