Connection to the world
They created a multimedia presentation showing price comparisons, financing options, and insurance costs.
Learning is based on information derived from real-world sources The learning and the results of the learning are directed to audiences beyond the school. The same is true about making text-to-self connections.
It connects to student interests—students could choose an area of the school to describe in the video.
We don't just combine random media elements, we make multimedia that communicates something. Is the setting similar to an area you know or live in?
Text to world connections books
Enter the book title within the "Get Permission" search field. Perhaps the local chamber of commerce or visitors' center would like to display the project. Students can research the issue and make a multimedia presentation for the city council or their congressional representative, or they can air their presentations on public access cable. Their research included interviews with practitioners in the community. This part reminds me of Could a local historical society or museum use a media exhibit on one of your curriculum topics? Can you draw comparisons between presidents, governors, dictators, or generals? Perhaps a historian from a local museum, historical society, or university could help get students involved in a small piece of historical research that could culminate in a multimedia presentation about the results. Do you have the strength of Superman? For example, how have different cultures handled poverty or homelessness in their societies?
Explain how readers often make connections to a story to help them better understand the text. You can also bring in content experts to assess your students' work. Use whatever levels of tech you have on hand.
After you are certain that students have a firm understanding of making connections, allow them to begin listing their own connections to the text using the Double-Entry Journal and then expanding their connections with the Planning Web.
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