Making Connections (heading forbulletin board)
Choose topic or theme for each category (being the new kid, overcoming problems,being responsible, change, everything is connected, dogs, bullies, hope,friendship, etc) Put headings on board and you can use post it notes, paperstapled up there, or just let them write on the board paper! Post your ownconnections and allow students to makwe connections. Really “connect” with your kids and think of a way school reminds themof facebook/texting or a video game for the media category!! Clickon LINK BELOW to see word document example---Making Connections.rtf
Children make personal connections with the text by using their schema (background knowledge). There are three main types of connections we make while reading text.
Text-to-Self (T-S) refers to connections made between the text and the reader's personal experience.
Text-to-Text (T-T) refers to connections made between a text being read to a text that was previously read.
Text-to-World (T-W) refers to connections made between a text being read and something that occurs in the world.
It is important to activate children's schema (background knowledge) before, during, and after reading.