About The Program

Making Connections® is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive comprehension program that teaches students strategies to build their comprehension. The program employs a scaffolded instructional plan that supports students by modeling, guiding, and then coaching students to independence. Fiction and nonfiction texts are tied to content-area topics to prepare students to analyze and interpret diverse materials across content-areas.


Students will learn how to:

  • understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes. 
  • locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
  • analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
  • utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension. 
  • interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth and much more! 


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Making Connections

Sample Lessons

Scope and Sequence Book 1: Table of Contents Book 1: Unit 1, Text 3 Lesson Book 1: Unit 1, Text 6 Reader, Desert Tortoise Book 2: Table of Contents Book 2: Unit 4, Text 2 Lesson Book 2: Unit 4, Text 6 Reader, Carlsbad Cavern Book 3: Table of Contents Book 3: Unit 4, Text 3 Lesson Book 3: Unit 4, Text 6 Reader, Ready, Set, Puppy! Book 4: Table of Contents Book 4: Unit 1, Text 2 Lesson Book 4: Unit 1, Text 6 Reader, Gulmamadak the Great Book 5: Table of Contents Book 5: Unit 5, Text 1 Lesson Book 5: Unit 5, Text 6 Reader, The Astonishing Book Book 6: Table of Contents Book 6: Unit 3, Text 3 Lesson Book 6: Unit 3, Text 6 Reader, The Mysterious Disappearance o
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