What is making connections, anyway? Well, here's our fancy educators' definition:
Readers relate what they read to personal experiences (text-to-self), to information from other text (text-to-text), and to information about the world (text-to-world) in order to enhance understanding of self, text, and life.
But for your students, try this:
Make connections between different things I read.
So what are we trying to do here? Here's how you'll know when your students get it!
The student will be able to make text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world connections to help comprehend text and solve problems across the curriculum.
So, how do you make it happen?
- Watch the videos and discuss them with your class.
- Do the student activity. (Coming this spring)
- Talk about Making Connections all year long.
- Try these lesson ideas in your classroom.