Teaching students to refer back to the text - This is so perfect for my students who refuse to go back and look for things in the text. How to teach finding text evidence, step-by-step- and a product that MAKES them go back, too!
Evidence vs. Details: What's the difference when teaching Main Idea?
Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains.