Wow! I have completely been MIA. The month of October has been crazy... football, county fairs, and fall festivities. We have also been super busy in class. A week or so ago we worked on making connections. I fully believe that good readers think while they are reading and actively make connections to help with their comprehension process. Most of my students were making connections already, but didn't know how it was helping them understand what they were reading better. When we were done with the lesson, I could see all kinds of light bulbs lighting up above their heads and I LOVE when that happens. This as a strategy that will continuously be used through the school year. All of the documents that I used for this lesson will be in my Teacher's Notebook store for free download. I will add the link as soon as they are uploaded!
Making Connections with the Bullseye of Connections - From Comprehension Connections By: Tanny McGregor
A Closer look...
We also talked about schema and I read a short story for them to make a connection with in their spiral. Also from Comprehension Connections By: Tanny McGregor
If you have any "Making Connections" lessons or ideas, please share!
Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday!! I will enjoy watching RGIII playing (I'm also a Baylor Alumni) and enjoy not having to stress over my Houston Texans!! :)