During this month I like to spend a week working on the reading skill Making Connections. My students are great at making text to self connections...but they struggle with making text to world and text to text connections. I love using 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving to introduce the idea of text to text connections. Most, if not all of my students have heard or read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" so the night before Thanksgiving is a perfect way to make text to text connections. I love the ending of this story...it's a cute book to have your kiddos practice predicting as well.
What are your favorite books to teach making connections? What are your favorite Thanksgiving books?