Living the Life of a Reader and Writer
Jennifer Myers
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Getting Started on Text to Text Connections
Distributing the worksheet for students to note text-to-text connections.

The students have used sticky notes to mark the page where they have made a text to text connection as they were reading. This is to remind them where they made the connection as they read. (The sticky notes I place in the black bin located at each table). Then, I hand out the worksheet to them following their independent reading. This is usually thirty minutes after I have finished the mini -lesson. While the students work on their worksheet or activity, I use that time to call back another guided reading group that I need to meet with.

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