Making Connections: Slingshot to Understanding
You can make strong, weak or distracting connections when you read. Weak and distracting connections don't lead to deeper meaning of the text. Make strong connections to help you better understand what you are reading.
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Slingshot to Understanding

Slingshot to Understanding
The city is filled with smog, and it's up to you to get rid of it by making connections about pollution!
Choose the strongest connection to slingshot over the rooftops, earning points and clearing the air!
Learn about Connections
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Player and Slingshot
RESPONSE IMAGE TITLE
RESPONSE TEXT
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Choose Next Connection
TOTAL: 30 points!
Clear the Fog
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Learn about Connections
Choose Connection
Drag the strongest connection to the slingshot.
Learn about Connections
Drag text 1
Drag text 2
Drag text 3
How do you know? State evidence from the text.
Submit
Now write your own connection
that helps you understand the texts.
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Final Score
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You've earned your
Making Connections bridge!
Aim and Fire!
Instructions
The taller the building, the more points you will earn.

Earn 100 points to clear the smog from the entire city!
Choose Connection
You can't jump that far! Try aiming closer to your slingshot.
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