Research shows that effective readers all possess similar characteristics of “reading greatness”. Two such characteristics are:
Text to Self (t-s)
Connect your own experiences to something that has happened in the text.
“This reminds me of when I . . .”
Text to Text Connection (t-t)
Connect this text to other texts such as other novels, poems, short stories, and magazine articles.
“This is different/the same as another book I read. . .”
Text to World Connection (t-w)
Connect events or issues that have taken place in the world to what you are reading.
While reading, use post it notes to record the various types of text connections you experience.