Practicing Text-to-Self Connections
by Alana Pedalino
After reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats aloud in your classroom, help students practice their text-to-self connections with this free downloadable drawing activity.
This week, Book Boy Allister found himself magically transported into Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day! Your students can go on an imaginary journey like Allister and practice text-to-self connections by imagining what they would do in Peter’s shoes—or snow boots.
Have students draw three things Peter does in the story. Then ask students to compare Peter’s activities to what they would do on a snowy day in order to:
• Draw connections between themselves and the text
• Develop reading-comprehension skills
• Practice creative thinking
• Identify details and key ideas
Teacher Tip: Older students can write a sentence describing each scene on the back of their worksheet.
Download this free printable worksheet to use the activity in your classroom.
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