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The Invisible String Analysis

Decent Essays
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text. (4.RL.7)
Materials: The Invisible String, Patrice Karst, illustrated by Geoff Stevenson, sticky notes, yarn strings.
Anticipatory Set/Introduce the lesson: “Have you ever read a book that explained a feeling that you had, but didn’t know there was a name for it? And you felt connected to the author experiences as similar to yours? I gave you a piece of string, every time you feel connected while I read, hold your string up with both hands. Show me your connection if …your dad was out of town working for more than a day, you have a family
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I also, have friends that I don’t talk as often as I want, and when we talk it seems like we have been connected all along. Page 14-20 I have family in Chicago, France, Germany, but I still feel connected to them. Page 21-22 I feel a connection with the people that went in Heaven.
Page 23-26 Turn to your shoulder buddy and tell about a friend or family member you had a fight, but feel connected.
Pages 27- 32 When you feel alone, just remember that we all connect to each other by the invisible string.
Provide Information: “I connect to this story because it helps me have a better understanding of myself. By making text-to-self connections I could understand the main character’s feeling in sharing her story. I can use text-to-self connections when I am reading literature because I might have similar experiences as the characters.”
Guided Practice: “As you are reading today, use a sticky note to mark your text-to-self connections. Be ready to explain your thinking to me when we meet with guided reading.”
Assess Learning: Assessment will be in guided (small group) reading when I will ask them to explain text-to-self connections and how they used it in their
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