My class LOVES to talk and share what is on their mind. Last week I implemented a special sign for the students to use to show me that they have made a connections- linking their fingers together. Oh my goodness! Everyone has been making TONS of connections! As I read, I notice almost everyone making connections. They are still learning that I cannot call on every student after every page of a book.
Today I started using the language of Text to Text, Text to Self, and Text to World. Now if they want to share something, they must tell me what kind of connection it is before they share their story. We have lots and lots of text to self connections going on in our classroom!
I made these cards to hang in the room near our community circle area to remind the kinders of the three connections. Visit my TPT store for your copy of this freebie!