• Reasons for CONNECTING with TEXT   (according toChris Tovani 2000)

      It helps readers understand how characters feel and the motivation behind their actions.
  • It helps readers have a clearer picture in their head as they read thus making the reader more engaged.
  • It keeps the reader from becoming bored while reading.
  • It sets a purpose for reading and keeps the reader focused.
  • Readers can see how other readers connected to the reading.
  • It forces readers to become actively involved.
  • It helps readers remember what they have read and ask questions about the text.
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    Text-to-self:
    What does this remind me of in my life?
    What is this similar to in my life?
    How is this different from my life?
    Has something like this ever happened to me?
    How does this relate to my life?
    What were my feelings when I read this?

    Text-to-text:
    What does this remind me of in another book I’ve read?
    How is this text similar to other things I’ve read?
    How is this different from other books I’ve read?
    Have I read about something like this before?

    Text-to-world:
    What does this remind me of in the real world?
    How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world?
    How is this different from things that happen in the real world?
    How did that part relate to the world around me?