by the same
has the same
I read about
in a story
would be an
example of a
Students may use the
following example as a lead in to a text-to-text
connection or use this
"This book reminds me of (title of book) because..." it is a good text- to-text
prompt. This prompt makes the student think of another book that has a similar
element to the novel. This connection requires more thinking as students have
less prior knowledge.
Teachers should model this frequently and relate to books the class has read as
a whole and/or incorporate guided reading books. Teachers may stop at a specific
point and begin a talk/think aloud about how it reminds them of a text and mark it
with a sticky note.
Here is an example of a
connection between stories. Things that happen
in story that might remind you of another story.
"This part where....
reminds me of (write the event) in the book
[name it] when ..." is a
good text-to-text prompt to make text-to-text
Questions I ask
to help make connections:
What does this remind me of from another book I have
read? The part where the boys... reminds me of [NAME
the Book] and describe the likeness.
How is the way the author writes similar to other
things I have read?
How is this text [or setting, characters, events
etc] different from other books?
Have I read
about something like this before? I've
read a similar thing in the [name title
of book] where the main character [name]