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Think Aloud Comments for Our Daily Read Aloud

posted Oct 17, 2014, 10:23 AM by Ms C Heiss RTMS   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 10:32 AM ]

Making Connections

When you read, you should make connections between things you read in the book and your experiences/real life. Connecting prior knowledge and experiences to reading deepens comprehension and extends your reading experiences. You need to decide if the connections are between the book and your personal experiences with family and friends (“text to self”), the book and another book, movie, television show, article, media, etc. (“text to text”) or the book and world events, news stories at school, in your neighbourhood, in your community, etc. (“text to world”). See the examples below:

Text to Self:
This chapter reminds me of my room, because my room is really messy, since I have a lot of things. Just like the main character, Rafe Khatchadorian, where in the picture, the author showed us, in chapter 9, his room where he keeps everything he owns. He says his mom says it's messy, but he says that he just has too many belongings.

Text to Text:
This text differs from the one we read last year because…
I can connect to Chapter 9 in the book “Middle School: Worst Years of My Life” through the movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”. In the movie, they show us Rodrick’s room. This is the place where Greg is getting his drum lessons. The similarities in this scene and in Chapter 9 are the room’s layout. Rafe’s room wasn’t really disorganized but there was plenty of stuff in it. This is the same as Rodrick’s room.

Text to World:
“At Green Glade and other schools all over the world, students break rules. On CP24, the news said that a high school student was suspended for vandalizing his school. In our society and the world around us, people break rules every day. Sometimes the rules are small ones like being late for class. Other times, they are big ones like robbing a bank. Regardless of the type of rule, there are always consequences for breaking rules.”

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