Instructional Openings

Text Connections Hook

I attempt to begin every class lesson with a "hook" that will help my students get excited about what they're going to learn. The Text Connections Hook is a strategy I use to support my students to make text connections while they are reading. The gestures I model in this strategy help my students remember the meaning behind each type of text connection and get excited about making these connections.

Strategy Resources (2)
Lesson Plan
This is the lesson that introduces the types of connections to the class. 1) Text to Self 2) Text to Text 3) Text to World
Lesson Plan
This is the lesson that introduces the types of connections to the class. 1) Text to Self 2) Text to Text 3) Text to World
Raul Gonzalez
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


About this strategy

Prep Time:
English / Language Arts
First grade
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