03-07-2010, 08:33 AM
I have read that connecting text to something seen on TV or read in newspapers can be considered text-to-world.
I like to think about it connecting to a current event. For example, in a magic treehouse book about an earthquake..the students can take what they know about the disaster in Haiti and apply it to the events of the book.
Or...if they connect it to something they learned about in Social Studies or Science...they may think it's a text-to-self because it's something THEY learned about, but it could be considered text-to-world.
For example, when we read The Sneetches, a little girl in my class connected it to what we had just learned about Martin Luther King Jr and the segregation of African Americans.
I copied this from a website:
What does this remind me of in the real world?
How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world?
How is this different from things that happen in the real world?
How did that part relate to the world around me?"