The Lighthouse Family Text Connections

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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.

Making connections is a very important skill to acquire and perfect. The Lighthouse Family: The Storm is a great story for students to connect to on many different levels. In this activity, students will be making text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Students should choose which connection they want to make first and work to write a narrative for that. Once all three connections have been made, students can work on their illustrations.


TEXT TO TEXT

  • Text - Rylant writes about Seabold, a dog, that is adventurous and likes to do things on his own.
  • Text - Rylant also writes the Henry and Mudge series, and one of the main characters is Mudge who is also a dog. Mudge loves adventures, like camping.

TEXT TO SELF

  • Text - Pandora loves being a lighthouse keeper. She loves that the lighthouse is a symbol of safety for people.
  • Self - I met a lighthouse keeper once, while visiting my favorite lighthouse.

TEXT TO WORLD

  • Text - Seabold gets in a shipwreck and Pandora rescues him. When he sees the condition his boat is in from the wreck, he is sad, but he vows to fix it.
  • World - On the news, there was a segment about a shipwreck found on an island. People worked to fix the ship.


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Create a storyboard that shows connections you have made with The Storm. Include a connection for text to text, text to world, and text to self.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify parts of The Storm that you connect with.
  3. Parts from the The Storm 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 another text, the world, and you.
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