Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains
What Are You So Grumpy About? by Tom Lichtenheld Great book to help turn grumpiness into silliness. And as we all know grumpy and silly don't go together very well ; Bring awareness to your kids that sometimes it is best to just laugh.
Creating a Book Chain - a fun strategy for helping kids to identify plot, character and story traits. Also a great activity to use with circle stories (such as "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and others).