These are some of my favorite books to teach making connections in the classroom. Click on over to read how I use each book to teach text to self, text to text, and text to world connections!

Read Aloud Books for Making Connections

These are some of my favorite books to teach making connections in the classroom. Click on over to read how I use each book to teach text to self, text to text, and text to world connections!

Teach text structures with this FREE sorting activity that features 8 nonfiction passages! Ideal text structure lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes an anchor chart!

Teach text structures with this FREE sorting activity that features 8 nonfiction passages! Ideal text structure lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes an anchor chart!

FREE Nonfiction Text Structures Interactive Notebook Entry! This blog post contains a COMPLETE informational text structure lesson with and anchor chart and 8 free nonfiction passages for your upper elementary students to sort, also!

FREE Nonfiction Text Structures Interactive Notebook Entry! This blog post contains a COMPLETE informational text structure lesson with and anchor chart and 8 free nonfiction passages for your upper elementary students to sort, also!

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

A Creative Classroom Activity for Teaching Text Features: Surgery!

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

Teach text structures with this FREE sorting activity that features 8 nonfiction passages! Ideal text structure lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes an anchor chart!

Teach text structures with this FREE sorting activity that features 8 nonfiction passages! Ideal text structure lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes an anchor chart!

Make use of our colorful Venn Diagrams to illustrate the connection between your company’s core values, mission and vision. To personalize your PowerPoint Presentation, text boxes can easily be exchanged with personal writing. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation has never been so easy! Download now at http://www.presentationload.com/vision-mission-statement-powerpoint-template.html

Make use of our colorful Venn Diagrams to illustrate the connection between your company’s core values, mission and vision. To personalize your PowerPoint Presentation, text boxes can easily be exchanged with personal writing. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation has never been so easy! Download now at http://www.presentationload.com/vision-mission-statement-powerpoint-template.html

Informational Text FREEBIES!   These worksheets have a lot of visual structure which is perfect for our special needs students.  Document what features are present in non-fiction text as well as determining why the author put that in the story.  Download at:  http://www.teacherkarma.com/2014/09/non-fiction-tools-of-trade-freebie.html

Informational Text FREEBIES!

Informational Text FREEBIES! These worksheets have a lot of visual structure which is perfect for our special needs students. Document what features are present in non-fiction text as well as determining why the author put that in the story. Download at: http://www.teacherkarma.com/2014/09/non-fiction-tools-of-trade-freebie.html

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The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs: FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “I’m a Text Detective!” {FREE Reading Response Mini-booklet}”

The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs: FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “I’m a Text Detective!” {FREE Reading Response Mini-booklet}”

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