Real Reading: Historical Fiction (4 of 4) Historical Fiction novels are stories where the plot or setting is set in the past. Typically, the books are historically accurate with facts, but the story line is fictional or may have fictional components. Historical fiction as a genre makes it easy to lend itself to the idea of building text-to-self and text-to-world content at home with
Reading non-fiction in the classroom is on the rise due to the increased emphasis on non-fiction reading and analysis in Common Core. Common Core emphasizes that it is an important skill for college and career readiness since that is what adults are reading and analyzing for work. However, in the past children were typically exposed to reading primarily fiction stories in school. To create non-fiction
One way to help make reading real for your child and to help build their understanding of books they are reading is to build connections through home and community activities. Tying reading to community activities helps to build their text-to-self and text-to-world connections as well as increasing reading comprehension skills. Activities within the community that you can do to help build text-to-world and text-to-self
Making connections with reading and real life is a great way to encourage children to build their confidence and comprehension in reading. When reading, children build connections in three different ways. They do it through text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. Text-to-text is when children make connections between different books and passages that they read. Text-to-self is when children are able to make the connection
In this post you will learn about connections children make when reading to activate their prior knowledge – text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world.