Name: ________________________________ Book Title: __________________________

Date: ___________________              Pages: __________ to ___________

Names in my group:__________________________________________________________________

Literature Circle Role

Real-Life Connector 

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Your job:

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Your job is to find parts from the story that remind you of things that happened to you or someone else in real life. This is called text-to-self connections.

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You may also make connections to other stories, articles, and novels you have read. This is called text-to-text connections.

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A third way to make connections is by making text-to-world generalizations. You connect what you read to the issues and ideas that are in the world.

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When you describe the real-life connection, give as many details as possible.

When you meet with your group:

Describe the section of the story that reminds you of real life. Then, tell how something similar happened to you or someone you know. After that, you can ask everyone in your group if anything similar has happened to them or someone they know. You can fill in all of the other connections or wait until you meet with your group and get help filling them in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Event from the story: ____________________________________________________________________________

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Something similar happened to me (or someone I know) when: _________________________________

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Event from the story: ____________________________________________________________________________

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Something similar happened in the novel___________________________________:

[Describe what happened: ______________________________________________________

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Event from the story: ____________________________________________________________________________

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Something from the story that happened in the real world: _________________________

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