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! 


Overview Video