Saturday, March 17, 2012

Text Connection

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  Here's another post on helping kids make the connections needed for super comprehension.  A favorite resource of mine is "Reading With Meaning" by Debbie Miller.  We can help kids deepen the level of comprehension by having them think about connections before, during, and after reading. Kids (and adults) bring tons of background knowledge (schema) into each new reading experience. In her book, Debbie explains that schema helps readers make connections between text and self, text and another text, and text and the world. From the beginning of the year, at every opportunity, I try to help my kids consistently make those connections. This anchor chart reminds them that connections come from your heart schema! :)  We should all read with not just our minds, but with our hearts!

Text Connection Anchor Chart

Text Connection mini poster printable
click here for a printable

Let's keep those kids thinking and making those heart connections as they are reading!

Happy Connecting!