Making Connections® is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive comprehension program that teaches students strategies to build their comprehension. The program employs a scaffolded instructional plan that supports students by modeling, guiding, and then coaching students to independence. Fiction and nonfiction texts are tied to content-area topics to prepare students to analyze and interpret diverse materials across content-areas.
Students will learn how to:
understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension.
interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth and much more!