Making Text to Self Connections
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Good readers always think as they read.




Sometimes, the story or text reminds the reader of something that happened to them.



Cloud Callout: That reminds me of when I went to Florida and saw a shark.
The reader just made a connection with the story.


We call this a text to self connection.

Text -  Self

   (book)          (yourself)



Cloud Callout:  
Read the article below. Notice how a text-self connection was made


at the          .


World Water Day

Take a moment to think about the Earth's most valuable resource

By Andrea Delbanco

March 22 is World Water Day. It is a chance for people to stop and think about a natural


resource that is often taken for granted.        The world's water needs protecting. Nearly 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. That's about one out of every five people on the planet.

World Water Day has been celebrated internationally for 15 years. It was first observed in 1993, the year after the United Nations passed a resolution to make March 22 World Water Day. Every year, events across the globe take place to draw attention to the critical water situation and to raise awareness about the world's water woes.


Excerpt taken with permission from Time For Kids, March 22, 2007

The reader made a text to self connection.  Read the bubble below to see what the reader thought as they read the passage.










The reader connected what they read in the article to something that happened to herself.

This is a text to self connection.

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