Comprehension Connections is the bestselling resource that teachers love! Tanny McGregor uses real-life objects in surprising ways to make abstract. Comprehension Connections has ratings and 51 reviews. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children’s ability to fully.

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Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. When they are at their seats I tell them to “construct something”. Synthesizing This template is used much like “Adapting Mental Images” in which the student can write or draw pictures to show how their thinking changes when they are reading. Definitely a great read for comprehension strategies for students who need more concrete thinking.

By the end of the year, my first grade students understand that their thinking starts off small and gets bigger as they learn new information. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I also found it helpful when explaining the strategies to parents via my classroom newsletter.

It was simple to read but full of insight, ideas, and resources that I had not considered using when teaching comprehension strategies. But get a sense of what the book is about Synthesizing Target The nesting dolls can demonstrate how sometimes our thinking can change when we are reading.


Tanny takes you through all the steps in the “gradual release of responsibility model”. If a student directs a question to me, I simply shrug my shoulders. My students love the lesson and are always engaged.

I’m done,” at which point the teacher can either say, “Your mind did not intersect with this, let’s put the book away,” or “Let’s look closer to find out how the author establishes meaning. Tanny does an outstanding job of creating metaphorical thinking.


This kit now remains at my reading table when students are reading.

Loved this book and its wonderful ideas. Tear out advertisements that might seem interesting to children. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. I feel like it should be way more known in the teacher crowd than it is. Not many new or novel ideas, but several good reminders and great examples. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Purse I like to start out teaching this strategy by using something that is meaningful to me Each lesson links to concrete experiences and items–great way to break it down for the kids.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I highly recommend this book to all of my reading-teacher friends! Tanny offers great advice for teaching abstract concepts using concrete materials.

They don’t have to read every page of each book. Karen rated it it was amazing Dec 19, These boxes hold their favorite books that they can read and writing samples they want to share when special visitors come to our classroom. Trivia About Comprehension Con There are three main types of connections we can make during reading: Comprehension Connections has a constellation of qualities that makes it a perfect choice for a professional book club book, especially a first book club of the year.

Nov 26, Kerrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 19, Trevor Montgomery rated it it was amazing. Strategies for Reading Comprehension Template Use the above template to display the strategies for reading comprehension in your classroom. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style.

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When your child understands this concept you can use the template below to add more target circles. Connectipns realized that the tools in Miss Appel’s kit were very similar to the “tools” we use when we are reading. This one is a keeper.


This strategy involves the ability of readers to make mental images bt a text as a way to understand processes or events they encounter during reading. McGregor has given lesson ideas, lesson dialogue and lesson visuals that are fun, mysterious, personal, interactive,and engaging.

They are easily adapted for all elementary and even middle school grade levels.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

Eric Busse rated commprehension really liked it Jan 06, This continues until I am finished reading. Creating Connectikns Images I typically introduce “mental images” as one of the first strategies for reading comprehension at the beginning of the school year. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read reviews that mention comprehension strategies comprehension connections abstract concepts teaching reading concrete examples tanny mcgregor reading comprehension reading strategies great ideas well worth great book grade level help students best books easy to read teach abstract strategic reading anchor lessons middle school grade levels.

Lessons to Launch Literary and Nonfiction Texts. Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 22, See if they can come up with schema for each box on this page! These simple sounds can be combined to make more complex variations, much like how your thinking combines to make more complex thoughts when you are reading.

In Comprehension ConnectionsMcGregor has produced an applied text that provides educators with plausible examples and motivation for ckmprehension reading curriculum plans that may help students along the pathway to becoming strategic thinkers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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