Are you looking for a quick, activity that will allow your students to show a connection to a story? This graphic organizer does just that with VERY little prep on your part! You can use it with any book and it can be easily used to differentiate your lesson.
Student can complete the whole page if you desire, or they can just work on the picture part if writing is a challenge for them. Either way this page can be used with any student, in any grade (even my 5th graders like to draw their connections).