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Activity Overview


Text Connections
Text to Text Connection that reminds you of something in another book or story
Text to Self Connection that reminds you of something in your life.
Text to World Connection that reminds you of something happening in the world.

Students can easily make text-to-self connections throughout the book. In this activity, students will create a storyboard showing some of the text-to-self connections they made throughout the different stories.

The example storyboard shows one text to self connection for each story.


TEXT TO SELF

Text -"Icicles": Poppleton's house has lots of icicles.
"Poppleton was proud of them. He never knocked them down."

Self: This reminds me of my old house that used to have tons of icicles. You had to be careful, or else one could fall on you.


Text - "The Bust": Poppleton is always creative in the winter.
"Another winter he painted stars all over his floors."

Self: This reminds me of when I painted the walls of my new room.


Text - "The Sleigh Ride": Poppleton is disappointed when he thinks all his friends cannot go on a sleigh ride.
"He sat in front of his window, feeling very sorry for himself."

Self: I feel disappointed and lonely when I have no one to play with.


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/2/8] Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/8] Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows three text-to-self connections you have made with Poppleton in Winter.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify parts of Poppleton in Winter that you connect with. Put the name of the story in the "CHAPTER TITLE" box.
  3. Parts from the Poppleton in Winter go on the left side. The connections you make go on the right side.
  4. Create an image for each connection using scenes, characters, items, and text boxes.
  5. Write a description of how the text relates to you.


Rubric

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Text Connections
Create a storyboard that shows connections you have made with the text: Text to Text, Text to World, & Text to Self.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Text Connections
Student made and labeled all three text connections correctly.
Student made and labeled two text connections correctly.
Student made and labeled one text connection correctly.
Examples of Connections
All examples of connections support understanding of text.
Most examples of connections support understanding of text.
Most examples of connections do not support understanding of text or are difficult to understand.
Illustration of Examples
Ideas are well organized. Images clearly show the connections student made with the text.
Ideas are organized. Most images help to show the connections student made with the text.
Ideas are not well organized. Images are difficult to understand.




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