This week we are going to dig into making connections to our reading. During their reading assessments (DRA) there is a part that asks the student to make connections to the story, as well as it being part of the common core curriculum.
We have done some introduction with this already so this may sound familiar. No we are going to focus on making connections to self, connections to a text and connections to the world. We will read good books that will help them make those connections: The Relatives Came, My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother, My Mouth is a Volcano, Bear Has a Story to Tell, Roxaboxen.
After reading each day we will share out our connections. Children at this age, tend to focus on themselves (text to self connections) because that's really what they know! So there will be encouragement to share connections to other books and to others (world).
This would be a great thing to do after their reading. Ask them what they think of after reading? What connections to they have? We will also do some connection puzzles and write about our connections.