Lesson Plan

Making Text Connections

This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Response Letters lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Response Letters lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to make connections to a text and correctly format a letter about a book they have read.

Language

Students will be able to make connections to a text and write a thinking paragraph using a paragraph frame.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Making Connections with Texts Concept WebPart 1: Making Connections with TextsPart 2: Using Your Text Connections in a Thinking ParagraphWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateVocabulary Cards: Making Text ConnectionsGlossary: Making Text Connections
  • Have students read the language objective to a partner.
  • Explain to students that they will practice making different types of connections to a short fiction story before they write about the story in a reading response paragraph.