Making Connections

We talked a lot about making connections this year.  I taught them hand signals to use, to show me what kind of connection they would like to share.  They are so good at it, and I love how after nearly every story we read, I see someone doing one of our signs, without being asked.  :)   

 text to self

 text to world

text to text

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Alicia Lochridge said...

What a great idea!! I love using TPR (Total Physical Response) to help kids own the concept. Not only is this great for English Language Learners...but, it's just a great teaching strategy. I will definitely use this tomorrow. I've been working on teaching the reading comprehension strategy called "Spinner the Spider". This will accompany it nicely. Thank you for sharing!!

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