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Browse our collection of worksheets and resources focused on the making connections reading strategy. These resources encourage students to connect what they are reading to their prior knowledge, personal experiences, and the world around them. This allows them to engage with texts on a deeper level. A reader’s comprehension improves when he or she can relate characters and events in a text to their own experiences.

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Making Connections: Waterpark (1)

For the early years. Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: Waterpark (2)

For the middle years. Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: Unfair

Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: Hanging On

Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: Gaming Dream

Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: A Full Diary

Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Making Connections: Birthday Present

Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.

Early Years Reading Strategy Posters

Reading strategy posters for the early years: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

Reading Strategy Poster Set

Middle and upper years reading strategy posters: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

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Reading Strategy Poster Set

Middle and upper years reading strategy posters: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

Main Idea: No Play

Read the text. Work out the main idea and the supporting details.

Early Years Reading Strategy Posters

Reading strategy posters for the early years: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

Visualise a Scene: Leaves

Read a middle years passage and build a visual image to match. Draw it!

Inferring in Texts (7)

Passages of text for the upper years. Read the text and make inferences to answer the questions.

Life in England Cause & Effect Task: Write

Order the events in the cause and effect chain that caused the First Fleet to set sail.