Students connect information from the text they are reading to their background knowledge. There are three different types of connections students can make.
Why do we make connections?
They help us understand how a character feels, the setting, a problem in a text, why a character does something, how a problem can be solved, and new information.
The 3 types of connections...
Making Connections Worksheet
This worksheet is one that I came across on Pinterest that I used within a lesson with a student focusing on making connections. It helped the student organize her thoughts and documented her connections for her to refer back to in the future.
Making Connections Activities...
Allyssa Massarelli / Literacy Strategies/ December 2013