This is a universal graphic organizer to utilize while teaching Text Connections that can be used with any text. This graphic organizer can be utilized during Reading/Literacy Workshop, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, or Independent Reading. Students record what types of text connections they can make to the text: text to self, text to text, or text to world. Other Common Core aligned graphic organizers available: Cause & Effect, Characterization, Compare & Contrast, Conflict, Text Connections, Fact or Opinion, Inference, KWL Chart, Main Idea, Nonfiction, Plot, Predictions, Story Map, Setting, Summary, and Visualizations. Graphics provided by http://www.mycutegraphics.com/.