1.Text to Self:
The teaching of reading is essential in primary grades. Not only do students need to learn to decode words to increase fluency, but they also need to understand what they are reading. It is my goal as a primary teacher to ensure that my students are not only learning strategies to "unlock" challenging words, but that they are also taught the essential strategies to understand the text they read.
Good readers consistently make connections between themselves, the world, and other text as they are reading. This year the second grade students in Room 25 have been learning three types of connections:
This type of connection is where the reader makes connections between the text in the story and their own personal life (Ex: This story reminds me of.... I felt the way the character in the story felt when I...)
2. Text to Text:
This type of connection is when the reader makes connections between the text being read in one story, to the text in another story that they previously read (Ex: The main character in this story, reminds me of the main character in ________. The problem in this story reminds me of the problem in _________.)
3. Text to World:
This type of connection occurs when the reader makes a connection between the text in the story to an event taking place in the real world (Ex: This story makes me think of...)
Here are some great sites for you to practice your reading at home!
Barnes and Noble: Online Storytime
Last Modified on April 6, 2011