Shared reading skill: This poster is great in putting it up in the classroom. It reminds students what to do before, during, and after reading. I also love that the pictures are actual students performing step by steps of how to do it.
Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains.