Saturday, January 15, 2011

Text Connections






This month my reading focus is text connections. I like to refer back to the same book when I teach about connections and Amazing Grace is perfect for the month of January to teach about Martin Luther King Jr. and acceptance. Oliver Button is a Sissy is also a great book about differences and is very similar to Amazing Grace so it makes an excellent text to text connection. I spend about a week on each type of connection and by the third week we have learned about Martin Luther King Jr. so we take a look at Amazing Grace again and the kids are able to make a text to world connection with what we've learned about MLK. Over the course of the month, while the kids are reading I encourage them to write their connection on a strip of paper and add to our "connection" chain. This motivates them since the students think it's fun to add to the chain! I hang the text connections posters above our CAFE menu as we learn about each connection. 

5 comments:

Mrs. Sherry said...

I could not get the documents to pull up. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks. Love your site!

Ms. Durning said...

Thanks :) On the top right of the document there is a button that has a square (next to the zoom button) and it opens the document in a new window. If that doesn't work then I believe you need to have a free google account to access google documents. Let me know how it works out or I can just email it to you.

Amanda said...

I love your blog! I also LOVE Amazing Grace! I'll definitely be using these files with my third grade kiddos! :)

http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Ms. Durning said...

Thanks! What I like about Amazing Grace is the kids REALLY get it!

wheels22 said...

Hello I am having trouble pulling this up and I have a google account but it says that the webpage can not be displayed. Please help. Thanks Sarah T. seteacher88@yahoo.com

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