Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Captain Connections!


This week in SLASH we had a special guest.
Captain Connections!

Captain Connections is an expert when it comes to connecting what we read to our past experiences.

There are three types of connections we can make when we are reading: text to text, text to self, and text to world. The descriptions are listed below. Making connections helps with reading comprehension and it makes the story more enjoyable.

 Here are a few prompts to help you think of a connection to text. 
If you're asked to make a connection and you can't think of one, you can always start with,

"If that happened to me, I would..."

or something along those lines.

We learned about citing text when answering text-based questions, right? Well, you can use the same method for writing about text connections! Here is a variation on the R.A.C.E. method we discussed earlier. 

 The RA part of your answer can come from one of the Super Connection Starters above. 

Here's an example of a thorough written connection. You can click on it to enlarge the text.

For a printable version of our Captain Connections notebook pages, click here

Teachers, for the complete PowerPoint lesson, visit my TpT store!

Remember to make super connections when you are reading for an assignment or for pleasure!

It's Super!


Unknown October 29, 2017 at 2:06 AM

Great resource - and really attractively presented for the learners - Thank you for sharing so generously

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