Making Connections is a very valuable skill to teach in Guided Reading. Children learn to connect what they read to themselves, another text and the wider world, helping them to understand the text on a deeper level.
Most of us tell the children that a good reader “makes connections”, but for the most part, only a handful of the children actually know what this means.
This resource will explicitly teach your children how to make connections with what their reading to themselves, another text and the wider world. This resource can be used with ANY text. It teaches the SKILL of making connections and that can be applied to fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
A detailed daily PowerPoint to structure the lessons and encourage children to engage in child talk/cooperative learning.
Making Connections support cards- to provide children with the sentence stems in order to be successful when structuring a connection.
Summarising Tweet template- to ensure children have understood the text read on a basic level before engaging in making connections. Children are challenged to include the main events, main characters etc in 280 characters.
Making Connection activity Sheets.
I hope this resource is useful for you. Please leave some feedback and let me know how these lessons went. I’d love to hear from you.