Text to self
Shrinking Violet by Cari Best, is the story of a shy student who overcomes her fear of the classroom bully, her shyness, and others watching her. This book is at the level L for guided reading. Teaching Strategy: Shrinking Violet is a great book to use for Text-to-self connections. The book also could be used for a lesson on repetition, as there is a common line used through out the story.
Ways to Share Picture Books
The Honest To Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack tells the story of how telling the truth is not always the best policy. It discusses the different types of the truth and how to present the truth. It is a guided reading level O Possible teaching strategy: Text-to-Self Connections. This book can also be used to teach making and confirming predictions of a story.
Writing Workshop Series: Post #7 - Writing Memoirs/Personal Narratives
This is wonderful for teaching character traits. Students really connect to the author's story about her struggles as a student. Students can also use the self to text meaning strategy to show that they are comprehending what the story is about. I would highly recommend this book to parents with children who have learning disabilities.