We read an excerpt today from the book "Boy" by Roald Dahl. Together we made some text to self connections with the text. We are practicing using the right language when we make these connections.
That happened to me once when someone biked past me biking with no hands – Jake
I had a similar experience when I was riding my bike with no hands down a hill except I crashed – Jasmin
I had a similar experience when someone rode their bike past me when I was walking to the dairy and they were showing off – Tyler
That happened to me once when I was scooting to school and someone biked past with no hands and they fell off – Maddi
That happened to me once when I was in the park and a random old guy tapped me on the shoulder – Brooklyn
I had a similar experience when I was walking down a path and someone was riding with no hands and I wished I could do that too – Olivia
I had a similar experience when Jasmin and I were in a running race and she won and I wanted to be as fast as her – Victoria
This reminds me of when I fell off my bike and hurt my ankle – Isabella
I remember when I went to primary school and I saw a 12 year old on mgp scooter and he was going really fast down the hill - Tyla
Making connections is when we link something we have read with something we already know. There are three kinds of connections we are learning to make while we are reading:
Text to Self - This is when we relate something we have read to our own personal experiences.
Text to text - This is when we relate something we have read to other texts.
Text to world - This is when we relate something we have read to the wider world.
We have been using our imagination and knowledge of characters to think of a selection of items appropriate to a particular character.
Can you guess who the items in the bag to the left belong to?
We then read the well known story 'Little Red Riding Hood' and created character clue bags for the main character of Red.
Check them out below...
Inferencing is when we use the text and our own prior knowledge to interpret what we think the author is really trying to say.
This helps us to have a better understanding of the texts we read. We can also create our own unique meaning of the text. As we read our understandings are sometimes revised as we are exposed to new information. This confirms or adjusts our thinking.