Connecting to a book can really keep us reading. Whether you connect to a character, a setting, or a situation in a book, connections are a great way to motivate us to continue reading a book. What have you connected to in books you have read? Be specific!
Besides personally connecting to a book readers often make connections between 2 or more texts. This is called text-to-text connecting. Readers can also connect what is happeining in their book to something they have seen in the real world, also known as text-to-world connections. Can you think of any? Give us details!
Non-fiction readers—you make connections, too! Tell us about them!
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I have read Holes and I loved it, but actually Stanley was mistaken, he didn’t actually do what he did. The judge just thought he did. What made you want to read the book Holes? Who was your favorite character?
in the movie it shows stanley running out of the building with cleats, because it showed him running down the sidewalk with them. I’ve never read the book. What is your opinion, do you like the movie or the book better?
I am alway making conections when i read.I always catch my self reading and then making a conection and then thinking about that time that , that conection (event) has happend.and when i do that its most likely for me to be reading Dear Dumd Diary. everybody should read the book if they want a god laught and have good and bad memories to fill up your mind(mostly good memories).
I can relate to nikki because she is kind like me and she has to share a locker right next to a mean girl and i was close to a mean girl at my old school. I can relate to brandon because he want a party but he can’t have it because a mean girl mackezie cancled it and i wanted a party but my mom cancled it for me.
Well I can connect with the character from “Dork Diaries” Nikki. She has a little sister and so do I who’s just like hers. Nikki always feels like a loser just like me because I am one. But, I still love the book so much and jhischke, if you haven’t read it I totally recamend it and relate to it.
I just finished a book titled Beswitched by Kate Saunders. This is a book a bit out of my comfort zone, but I chose it because it was on the Battle of the Books list.
Flora Fox is the main character in this story that involves a little magic and some time travel. Flora immediately strikes you as a sassy, stuck-up, spoiled 12 year old. Unfortunately, I made a connection to Flora right away. Just by reading how she talked to her parents and her general sassy attitude I could remember how I used to sometimes act when I was 12,13 and 14 years old. I was so embarrased that I acted just like this nasty little girl.
On a positive note Flora changed throughout the book just as I feel like I have changed throughout my life. Over time Flora became a nice, caring, grateful person and I feel that I have done the same. Connecting with Flora was embarrasing at first, but by the end it turned out to be an ok thing.
I can make a connection with Sarah in A Little Princess. Her dad had left her behind when he went on a trip and she felt alone and like she had no one in the world. I remember when my dad had left me and my sisters to go on a trip, I was with my mom and I felt so sad because I couldn’t go with him and that made me feel like I had no one in the world but my mom and siblings.
I can connect to Grover from The TItan’s Curse because he rushed into a spot for a prophecie and gets it, but when his best friend, Percy,wants one too, he feels guilty. Sometimes I do that too, I just can’t help it. I just feel like I’ve got to prove myself. If anyone does or feels like this, please respond.
I can connect to Brian in the book Hatchet because Brian survives in the widerness and I want to do the same thing he does except not almost dying. When I read I make a movie on whats happening in the book. Even if its really cofusing.
I can also connect to Greg in The Diary of a Wimpy series becose in the books Greg has a brother who doesn,t necessarily like him. Ihave a brother whos kind of like that except he is sometimes nice to me
I my book, The Unfortunate Events I can relate to the orphans because Count Olaf slaps Klause and my parents and motsly everyones parents do that too. I also have parents that give me stupid chores like how Count Olaf does with the kids that he adopted.