Making Connections Anchor Chart: Can be shown in a different way for upper grades. Still a good basic chart to remind students as they read. Anchor charts are a main element of a literacy-rich classroom
Text Connection Task Cards. Questions for Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World. Includes 28 questions for guided reading, literacy centers and other activities. Can be used with ANY fictional text.
Free Speech to text on Google Docs Helps Dyslexic Students
This is awesome to use on final copies of writing. Students can focus more on content then typing! This voice-to-text technology can be a wonderful, free assistive technology device for students with dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities.
10 Amazing Scrapbooking Ideas & How to Start a DIY Blog
One important comprehension strategy we want readers to use is making connections. There are three kinds of connections readers make before, during or after reading: text to self – This reminds me of my own life… text to text– This reminds me of another b
Teach Your Child To Read - These are some of my favorite books to use when teaching nonfiction text features. Head over to the post to read some of the features I teach with each text as well as a few, fun activities! - Teach Your Child To Read
Teach EVERY reading literature and reading informational text common core with film clips! Use videos to teach inferencing! Use pixar shorts to teach main idea, plot characterization! Use spoken word and speeches to teach theme.
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:)
Making Your Thinking Visible With Graphic Organizers
TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ - One of the keys to teaching reading comprehension is showing kids how proficient readers think about text. Teachers have to find a way to make their thinking visible. Super Effective Program Teaches Children Of All Ages To Read.