Upper grade teachers in Goose Creek ISD worked together to create sample anchor charts to accompany Figure 19 Comprehension Skills (related to TX state standards). Many of them used the theme of “making connections.” I told how I liked to tell my students that when they read it’s like a TV. When you turn the TV on, there’s sound and a picture. But you need to plug it in to make it work. When I read, I make connections. It’s like plugging in your TV. When I make connections, I see a picture and hear what’s happening. Kids really seem to get this!
Here’s a look at what teachers who came to training will try with their students: