Reading Comprehension: Making Connections - Distance Learning Ready!

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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  1. Purchasing this Reading Comprehension is like getting two Reading Comprehension resources for free!!These resources are appropriate for grades 2-6. GOOGLE CLASSROOM DIGITAL VERSION AVAILABLE!The graphic organizers are now in both a digital and printable version! There are 12 Reading Comprehension re
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This Reading Comprehension resource includes practice work for practicing making connections with any text. It includes the following detailed practice:

  1. Text-to-Self Connections
  2. Text-to-Text Connections
  3. Text-to-World Connections
  4. Connecting with Text Quotes
  5. Connecting Authors’ Styles
  6. Connecting Characters in the Same Story
  7. Connecting Characters from Different Stories
  8. Connecting Main Ideas in a Story
  9. Connecting Main Ideas from Different Stories
  10. Connecting Key Details to Main Ideas
  11. Connections Before Reading
  12. Connections During Reading
  13. Connections After Reading
  14. Connections Before, During, and After Reading
  15. Background Knowledge and Interpreting Characters
  16. Connections to Different Cultures
  17. Background Knowledge and Interpreting Settings
  18. Background Knowledge and Interpreting Topics
  19. Background Knowledge and Interpreting Story Elements
  20. Background Knowledge and Connections

These pages are great for big kids to practice making connections.

This resource is appropriate for grades 2-6.


The graphic organizers are now available in a digital version!

The printable/digital pages in this resource can be used in several ways, including:

  • As daily morning work to review comprehension skills
  • During guided reading small groups
  • During independent reading time or centers
  • To work with partners and small groups
  • As an assessment for teachers to monitor students’ reading abilities
  • As homework review sheets
  • As a quick and fun 10 minute time filler.
  • As ‘when you’re finished’ additional work for students
  • To use with substitute teachers


To see Literacy Center Reading Comprehension Work in one Money-Saving Bundle click the link below!


  1. Analyzing
  2. Background Knowledge
  3. Cause and Effect
  4. Compare and Contrast
  5. Judging
  6. Making Connections
  7. Metacognition
  8. Predicting
  9. Questioning
  10. Summarizing
  11. Synthesizing

Copyright © 2016 Jen Bengel

Revised 2020

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

Not for public display.


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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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