The Power to Connect

posted Sep 21, 2017, 11:13 AM by Patrick Johnson
This week 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.

We also related the Power of Connect to the book: Once Upon an Ordinary School Day by Colin McNaughton

Students were asked: Why is it, in this book, when everyone in the room was listening to the same piece of music, everyone was thinking something different?
-We discussed that everyone is unique and therefore makes different connections from the music to their life stories.