The Power to Connect

posted Sep 23, 2013, 10:32 AM by Patrick Johnson
Today I introduced our first reading power. Reading Power is a terrific resource that teaches various reading strategies to help students understand (or comprehend) what they read.

The reading power I introduced was called the power to connect. Making connections while we read is something we do naturally as we get older. To explain the power to connect I read them the below passage to help explain why making connections while we read is actually quite remarkable. Over the next few weeks we will be working on making meaningful connections to texts we read in class.

After we read the story Andrew's Loose Tooth I modeled (thinking out loud) some of my own connections of my life story that was sparked by reading the book. The most powerful connections are made when we can connect our feelings to the characters.