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Making Connections (Comprehension Strategy)

Connecting text to your own experiences and existing knowledge allows you to understand more.
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Annette Carruthers

on 13 May 2016

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Transcript of Making Connections (Comprehension Strategy)

Text to Self
What connections can you make to better understand the text?
Text to Text
A connection between the text and another story or text that you have read.
Text to self connections:
Looking for Crabs
I remember when ...
The setting reminds me of ...
The picture reminds me of ...
This part gives me a memory of ...
The book reminds me of ...
This makes me think of a time ...
Have you ever felt...
I know how the character felt ...
A connection between the text and something in your own life.
Making Connections
Comprehension Strategy
Text to Text
Text to World/
Text to Media
Text to World
A connection between the text and events in the real world.
Text to self
Text to Media
A connection between the text and something you've seen on TV, read on the computer or
heard in a song.
Text to Text Connections:
Is the text fiction or non-fiction?
What events or problems are likely to happen?
What does this story remind you of in another book you have read?
How is the text similar to other things you have read?
How is the text different from other things you have read?


Text to World connections:
Text to Media
Challenge
Can you think of a TV show or a movie with a similar setting or characters?

Can you think of a song about the beach or a holiday?

Have you played a computer game that is set underwater or has sea creatures in it?
I use what I know to understand what I read.
Brain Research
The brain is wired to connect new information with old information that already exists.
Did you know?
Connecting text to your own experiences and existing
knowledge allows you to understand more.
What does this remind you of in the real world?
How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world?
How are they different?
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