We are working on learning to make connections in reading! Everyone is making lots of progress and connecting to text to self comes easily to us all. It's more difficult to make connections to other texts, the world and the media. Making connections is part of being a good reader!
I started with reading the book, Julius, written by Kevin Henkes. Short books are great for teaching reading skills. Everyone received some index cards and went to town making connections.
It was entertaining to read the connections and see how the same text can cause us to think differently.
Fourth graders sure are fun!