s Strategies for Comprehending by Robert Pottle

comprehending :: activating prior knowledge ::

making connections

"Morrison's study on peer-led discussions of narrative and informational texts indicated that when students made connections to the material they were reading, listening to, or talking about, their understanding of the information accelerated." (Morrison, V., & Wlodarczyk, L., 2009, p. 113) 

Working Definition

Connections occur when the reader makes associations between what is in the text and that which is already known or experienced (schema). Connections are most powerful when they connect back to the text to aid in inferencing and sharing thinking.


Prompts are found in each of the subsets.


And reciprocally:

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