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Making Textual Connections

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Melissa Adcock

on 12 May 2014

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Transcript of Making Textual Connections

Making Textual Connections
What is it?
A text-to-self connection is any theme, character, plot, etc. in a text that a reader may find in common with their personal experience.
Steps to making text-to-self connections:
1. Pay attention!
-if you are mindlessly skimming you're not engaged.
2. Make note of themes, important characters, quotes, and plot points.
-It's hard to connect if you don't really remember what you're connecting to.
3. Ask yourself questions:
-What does this remind me of?
-Do I relate to any of the characters in the story?
-Does anything in the story remind me of my own life?
What is it?
Text-to-text connection is any association a reader can make between two pieces of literature based on plot, characters, theme, authors, etc.
How to make text-to-text connections:
1. Pay attention!
2. Mark important details.
3. Ask yourself these questions:
-Does this remind me of something in another book I have read?
-How is the text similar to other texts?
-How is the text different?
Text-to World
What is it?
An association a reader makes between the text and something that is occurring or has occurred in the world.
How to make Text-to-World connections:
1. Pay attention!
-not just to the text, but also to what's going on in the world
2. Note important details.
3. Ask yourself these questions:
-What does this remind you of in the real world?
-How is it similar to real life?
-How is it different.
4. If necessary, do research!
-Depending on the circumstances, you might need to check out your extra sources, internet, television, articles, other people.
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